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2016 Chateau La Nerthe French - Rhone (Red Blend) "Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge"

Chateau La Nerthe 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge

Winery: Chateau La Nerthe

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge"

Wine Category: French - Rhone (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 37% Grenache, 29% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre, 7% Cinsault & 2% Others

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Chateauneuf du Pape

State or country: France

Price: $60

Cases produced: 12,000

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: February 3, 2020

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Chateauneuf-du-Pape from La Nerthe opens with a fragrant spiced plum and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and juicy. The flavor profile is a tasty black plum and cherry blend with notes of minerality. We also detected hints of raspberry tea and mild strawberry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are well-managed. The Panel suggested pairing this refined CDP with venison. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The dark, deep, inky color of the wine shows immediately the concentration of the vintage. Nose of black currants, black tea and dried flowers definitely stands out. The mouth is rich, fruity and velvety with an incredibly layered tannin structure. The wine is balanced, pure, really intense and long with incredible ageing potential. To drink with lamb or beef stew.

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