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Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016  - Invino

Chateau de Vaudieu Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Proprietary Blends  |  France

WS94, WE94, WA93, JD91
SPECIAL: Ground shipping included on orders of 3 bottles or more!

2016 is a vintage in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape region that will not be forgotten any time soon --- it is one of the finest in decades. Of course, you know this, and are likely already off and grabbing a case!

Located about a five minute drive outside the village of Chateauneuf-du-Pape along the road which leads to Courthezon, you will find Chateau de Vaudieu. It is one of three 18th century Chateaux located in the appellation, tucked into a small valley surrounded by hills and plateau. It is at the intersection of several major terroirs: sandy soils to the north, along a border it shares with Chateau Rayas (one of the best wines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape but not actually a Chateau), pale limestone and clays centered around a forested hillock, and two large plateaux of the somewhat overexposed galets.

We had a look at Wine Spectator's other 94-point scoring Chateauneuf-du-Papes in the 2016 vintage, and it becomes abundantly clear what a score today's offer is: Chateau La Nerthe Les Clavelles 2016 ($295), Chateau Maucoild L'Esprit 2016 ($100), Bosquest des Papes A La Gloire de Mon Grand Pere 2016 ($79), Domaine de Cristia Renaissance 2016 ($75).

You get the idea... Run, don't walk to snag some of this crazy deal!

94 Wine Spectator -
Gorgeous, with a lush core of raspberry, blueberry and boysenberry puree flavors gliding through, flecked with anise, violet and incense notes. Carried by fresh, well-embedded acidity, this is lush and beguiling through the lengthy finish. Best from 2020 through 2035.
94 Wine Enthusiast -
While crisp black-cherry and strawberry flavors are fresh and pristine on the nose, this is an opulent, powerful red. Dried-strawberry and plum flavors are concentrated, accented by hints of earth and firm, taut tannins. It’s luscious red-fruit flavors are approachable already but firm structure and fresh acidity should allow integration and improvement through 2030 and hold further still
93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
Even Vadieu's "regular" CdP is excellent. The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape, an 80-20 blend of Grenache and Syrah mostly aged in concrete, offers ripe red raspberry and apricot notes alongside delicate hints of spice and garrigue. Full-bodied and lush, it shows off wonderfully ripe Grenache fruit without much in the way of other adornment or artifice, finishing long and silky
91 Jeb Dunnuck -
The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape has a great nose of garrigue, black raspberries, spice, exotic flowers, and orange peel. With medium to full-bodied, present yet sweet tannin, and a great finish, drink this balanced beauty over the coming decade. The blend is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, aged one year in mix of old barrels and concrete tanks.

  • Blend81% Grenache and 19% Syrah
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionRhone
  • AppellationChateauneuf du Pape
  • Aging/Cooperage18 months aging, syrah in burgundy barrels and grenache in vats and half muids
  • Alcohol15%