Chateau de Nalys Chateauneuf du Pape Grand Vin 2016 (Rhone, France) - [RP 95] [WE 93] [JS 93]

Chateau de Nalys Chateauneuf du Pape Grand Vin 2016
(Rhone, France) - [RP 95] [WE 93] [JS 93]

Regular price $120.00 Sale price $89.97 Save $30.03

RP95 WE93 JS93
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Notes from the Winemaker:
This Grand Vin de Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a perfect example of the class and complexity of Château de Nalys. An elegant palate with silky, powerful and long-lasting tannins.

Tasting note:
Eye : Deep, dark and dense red.
Nose : Intense nose of red and black berries, spice.
Palate : Beautiful composition, silky tannins, power and elegance.
Overall : Expressive, noble and complete.

This wine is produced primarily from the terroir of “La Crau”, with the blend primarily Grenache reinforced by a strong proportion of Syrah, and complemented by Mourvèdre, Counoise and Vacarèse. The red wine of Château de Nalys is intense with a deep, dark, ruby red colour. A third of the wine is aged for 18 months in large oak vats and oak barrels. With aromas of small black fruits and spices, on the palate it has silky tannins and a powerful, long finish. This Grand Vin from Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a perfect illlustration of the nobility and complexity of the wines of Château de Nalys.

Grape varieties: 59% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise, 1% Vacarèse.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Destined to become Nalys's new flagship (unless the white version steals the show), the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Grand Vin is a blend of 59% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise and 1% Vaccarèse. It's full-bodied and velvety, offering hints of vanilla and sandalwood, but there also are layers of dark cherry fruit. Subtle notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice add interest to the long, silky finish. It's an auspicious debut for the Guigal team." - Joe Czerwinski (31st Oct 2018)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This is a fleshy and dense offering, with layers of warm cassis, plum sauce and cherry preserve flavors seamlessly entwined, while warm fruitcake and melted red licorice notes fill in through the finish. There's a whiff of smoky tea at the very end, while the fruit plays out. Best from 2020 through 2034. 7,667 cases made, 2,530 cases imported. — JM" (Issue Mar 31, 2019)

93 Points - James Suckling:
19 Jul, 2019 – "Very rich, multilayered Châteauneuf with ripe red-plum and dark-berry aromas. The palate has such intense and fresh, juicy-fruit drive. Long and focused finish. Drink or hold."