Ogier Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Reine Jeanne" 2016
(Rhone, France) - [WE 91] [JD 91] [VM 90] [JS 90]
Regular price $70.00 Sale price $59.97 Save $10.03
Southern Rhône Valley - North of Avignon - the vineyards cover the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and 4 neighboring villages.
Nose of a beautiful complexity combining licorice, prune, raisin, mocha, cocoa, spices and leather on a background of red fruit. A few notes of undergrowth and smoke emphasize the breeding.
The mouth is structured and powerful but keeps the freshness typical of wines vinified in whole cluster. It is therefore complexity, finesse, structure and an incredible length in the mouth that will accompany your meals.
Ratings & Reviews
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Intensely ripe black-cherry and plum flavors are edged by hints of earth and balsamic in this unctuous Grenache-dominant blend. It's a luscious, rounded wine with plush acidity and ripe tannins that invite youthful consumption. Enjoy through 2026." - Anna Lee C. Iijima (12/31/2019)
91 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Another terrific wine in the lineup is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reine Jeanne, which is Grenache-dominated (10% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah) aged all in foudre. It has a pretty, juicy, balanced style as well as notes of saddle leather, peppery herbs, licorice, and ripe black cherries. It’s an outstanding wine that will keep for 8-10 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (8/28/2018)
90 Points - Vinous Media:
"Brilliant violet. Fresh dark berries, garrigue and a hint of allspice on the fragrant nose. Juicy, focused and light on its feet, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry flavors that deepen on the back half. Supple tannins come in late and add framework to a persistent, spice-laced finish. This wine should be approachable soon after release." - Josh Raynolds (Jul 2018)
90 Points - James Suckling:
"Spiced roses and dried, red berries amid woody aromas and dried herbs. Classic style. The palate has a smooth and juicy core of fine tannins, carrying ripe, red-fruit flavors. Slightly chewy finish. Drink or hold." (July 2018)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Aromas of dusty earth and cherries lead the way on the nose of the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Reine Jeanne, a blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah. It's full-bodied but also tart and crisp, with hints of cranberries on the mouthwatering finish." - Joe Czerwinski (31st Aug 2018)