Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Each : $35.95
Case: $431.40 
Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

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WA: 92
WS: 94
VM: 94
Item Number: 30722
Jen Dunnuck 95
“I always love the wines of this estate, and unquestionably the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the finest vintage of this cuvée to date. About as classic as it gets, with tons of cedarwood, white pepper, kirsch, and blackberry fruits, it smells like a classic southern France street market. Full-bodied, powerful, and concentrated, with the purity of fruit that makes this vintage so special, it’s a blockbuster wine that’s already approachable yet will keep for 15+ years.”

Wine Spectator 94
"Ripe and compact, this features waves of raspberry pâte de fruit, plum coulis and cassis avors, ecked with mouthwatering anise, apple wood and rooibos tea notes. The long nish shows nely beaded acidity, letting the fruit unfurl wonderfully. Best from 2020 through 2040.—J.M."

Vinous Media 94
"Limpid ruby. Sexy red berry liqueur, incense and candied lavender aromas are complemented by a smoky mineral aspect and a hint of baking spices. Sappy and focused in the mouth, offering juicy raspberry liqueur and floral pastille flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with air. Delivers a suave blend of power and finesse and closes on a gently tannic note, displaying impressive focus and floral-driven persistence.
-- Josh Raynolds"

Wine Advocate 92
"The full-bodied 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% other permitted varieties grown in three different lieux-dits. Hints of garrigue, black tea and allspice accent raspberry fruit in this creamy, lush-textured offering that shows good depth and a long, velvety finish."

The Wine
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault
Owner and winemaker Claude Courtil is the godson of Henri Bonneau
He was an apprentice to Bonneau before taking over Brusquieres
70+ year old vines
Aged in a combination of cement and demi-muids

The Estate
At only eight hectares in size, this miniscule, ultra-traditional estate produces tiny quantities of just one wine: no luxury cuvée, no specialty blend, just a stunningly pure and complex Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Owner Claude Courtil is the godson of none other than Henri Bonneau, one of the most legendary and revered producers in the region, and he learned everything he knows about winemaking from his godfather. Henri and Claude share a deeply held commitment to natural winemaking: manual vineyard work, traditional aging in large foudres, and bottling without intrusive fining and filtration. With incredibly old vines that average 60 years old, this is truly a special domaine, and one that is extremely deserving of your attention.

Farming Practice:Sustainable
Other Vintages: 2016  2015  2014  2013  2012 

Customer Reviews

5/5 stars
We'd go with Wine Spectator - Real value in a wine of this quality. It should age well; still young, but very enjoyable now. We're getting more...
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Bottles per case: 12

Type: Rhone Blend Red

Winery: Clos des Brusquieres

Region: France >  Rhone Valley

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