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2016 Domaine du Grand Tinel Chateauneuf du Pape

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January 3, 2021 - $28



93Wine Enthusiast

Ripe blackberry and currant perfumes mingle into granite and black pepper on the nose... Ripe and rich, it's a bold, hedonistic wine but balanced freshly on the midpalate and framed by firm, gripping tannins.

91The Wine Advocate

...sun-warmed stones, black cherries and raspberries... It's medium to full-bodied, with silky tannins and a lingering finish that picks up shadings of dried herbs and licorice.

91Vinous / IWC

Expressive cherry and blueberry aromas are complicated by emerging floral and baking spice nuances. Sappy, sweet and broad on the palate, offering juicy red and blue fruit flavors that deepen as the wine open up. Provides very good palate coverage and shows impressive energy on the persistent, blue-fruit-dominated finish, which is framed by supple, harmonious tannins...plush, generous wine...

91-93Jeb Dunnuck

Deep black cherries, currants, roasted herbs, licorice, and a ton of minerality... This deep, full-bodied, concentrated classic cuvée has sweet tannin, beautiful depth of fruit, and a great finish.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Jammy, opulent nose, bursting with black fruit. Rich and succulent on the palate, with substantial tannic grip... Flavoursome, complex, intense...


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.