Domaine de Saint Siffrein Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
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|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine de Saint Siffrein|
With terrific performances the last two vintages, this domaine has become one to watch. The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a classic blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and 5% Cinsault, aged in a combination of stainless steel tanks and foudres. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and long, it boasts savory notes of tar, black olive and brined meat layered over plummy fruit. It should drink well for 10-15 years.
Moving to the reds, the classic 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a deeply colored, fruit-forward effort that just oozes Southern Rhône charm. Blackcurrants, smoked beef, exotic spices and loads of street market-like characteristic all emerge from the glass, and it has plenty of density, sweet tannins, and a great finish. Mostly Grenache mixed with 15% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah (there's a small amount of Cinsault), aged in foudre and tank, drink it anytime over the coming 10-15 years.
Pristine plum and cherry notes gain ripeness and richness from nose to palate of this full-bodied, concentrated wine. Flavors of baked-plum and raspberry preserve are shaded by darker tones of coffee, sweet spice and caramelized sugar. Enjoy this ample, opulent wine now through 2026.
Ruby-red. Aromas of fresh cherry, raspberry and candied lavender; peppery spice and blood orange qualities emerge with air. Silky and focused on the palate, offering ripe red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors that are given lift by juicy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Gentle, fine-grained tannins come in late, giving shape to a long, nervy finish.