Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape rouge Signature 2016
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domaine La Barroche
Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
District: Chateauneuf du Pape
Grapes Varieties: 62% Grenache,18% Mourvedre,13% Syrah,5% Cinsault,1% Vaccarese,1% other varieties
Alcohol: 15% Packing: Original Carton of 12 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(AG=94) Shimmering ruby. Powerful raspberry, boysenberry, and floral scents show excellent clarity and take on subtle smoke and allspice nuances as the wine opens up. Juicy and penetrating on the palate, offering appealingly sweet red and blue fruit and spice cake flavors that deepen on the back half, with no loss of energy. Silky, well-knit tannins make a late appearance on a very long, seamless finish that emphatically echoes the floral and spice notes. This is an outstanding entry-level bottling.
(RP=93) A terrific entry-level offering, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Signature is a blend of 62% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre, 12% Syrah, 6% Cinsault and 2% other varieties. It's full-bodied and intense but silky and almost weightless, delivering wonderful, complex notes of cherries, raspberries, and an array of dried spices and herbs. With 2,500 cases produced, it should be fairly widely available and reasonably priced.