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Delas Freres Châteauneuf du Pape Haute Pierre 2016

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Delas Freres Châteauneuf du Pape Haute Pierre 2016

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The color is a deep garnet red. The nose of the "Haute Pierre" has strong spicy aromas that reveal a rich, powerful body that is delicate, yet has a tightly-knit tanninc framework. On the palate, the wine is rich and unctuous, revealing intense licorice-like flavors. It can easily be kept 10 years or more. Ideal with the traditional French and "Provencale" type-stews and meats.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Delas Freres
Alcohol/vol 15%
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Wine SpectatorRipe and racy, featuring graphite streaks that underscore a core of bright, fresh plum, raspberry, cherry and blackberry fruit. Exhibits lots of range, with black tea, singed alder and warm earth notes emerging on the finish. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2022 through 2039. 1,091 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2019
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Wine AdvocateFull-bodied and rich, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Haute Pierre combines red and black fruits with hints of leather, allspice and clove to create a complex, seamless whole. It's not flashy, oversized or oaky, just a solid, foudre-aged blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah that harkens back to healthy traditions.

Joe Czerwinski, October 2018
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Wine EnthusiastRipe but pristine blackberry and cassis are shaded by savory earth, white mushroom and bramble in this opulent, elegant wine. It's silky and sumptuous, with soft, chalky tannins and a lingering violet finish. Drink now-2028.

Anna Lee Iijima, December 31, 2019
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James SucklingAttractive, rich and ripe raspberry and blackberry fruits with a fluid, smoothly-textured palate. Warms up with some oak spice through the finish. Supple and even.