Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Barberini Rouge 2016 (6900)

Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Barberini Rouge 2016 (6900)

Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Barberini Rouge 2016 (6900)

Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Domaine de la Solitude
$149.95
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This cuvée is a tribute to the founding fathers of the Estate. It is made with a selection of old vines: Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. The Grenache grapes come from ancient vines planted on the high quaternary alluvium terraces surrounding the Estate. These terraces are the cradle of the famous terroirs of quartzite pebbles and clay, which give the Barberini cuvee great tannic and aromatic force. This wine is aged for 18 months, spending most of this time in barrels.

WE 94

Wine Enthusiast

Restrained blackberry and granite aromas intensify on the palate of this rich, lusciously concentrated blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Black-fruit flavors are fresh and pure, anchored by cool mineral tones and a square frame of fine, persistent tannins. Attractive already this should improve through 2026 and hold further.
 
JD 96

Jeb Dunnuck

Darker colored and more modern in style, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barberini is a parcel selection of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 20% Mourvèdre, aged in 40% new oak. Despite the new oak, it stays firmly planted in the southern Rhône and is a rich, opulent, gorgeously layered wine. With some background oak in its blackberries, cassis, toasted spice, and graphite aromas and flavors as well as a touch of chocolate, it's full-bodied, powerful, and concentrated on the palate, with terrific balance and length. It’s approachable today but will be better in 2-3 years and keep for two decades. 
 
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