Chapoutier, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pie VI 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Rhône
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'Pretty whiffs of violet and blackberry preserves are nuanced by fur and crushed granite in this perfumed, velveteen blend of Grenache and Syrah. It's a deeply extracted, richly textured wine but freshly composed and edged by very fine, racy tannins. Drinks elegantly in youth but is structured enough to hold up at least a decade. Biodynamic.' – Anna Lee C. Iijima, Wine Enthusiast, 95/100 (Mar 2021)

'Drawn from three lieux-dits, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Pie VI is a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah. Rich and concentrated, it marries dark, boysenberry fruit with hints of chocolate, leather and garrigue. It's full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long, grainy finish. Drink 2019 - 2030.' – Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, 93/100 (Aug 2019)

'Deep ruby. Smoke- and spice-accented red and dark berry and lavender pastille aromas are enlivened by a smoky mineral quality and a peppery flourish. Fleshy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth as well as vivacity, and hints of spicecake and succulent herbs emerge as the wine stretches out. Finishes gently sweet, floral and very long, with youthfully grippy tannins lending framework and solidity. No stems and all concrete.' – Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 92-93/100 (Dec 2019)
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Alcohol 15%
Variety Blend
Blend information 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah
Rating WE 95
Winemaker Michel Chapoutier
Body Full-bodied
Drink to Drink or cellar
Producer information Michel Chapoutier is the ultimate overachiever. Not only do his thrilling single-vineyard wines set the benchmark for the entire Rhône Valley, but he also produces some of the best value wines on the planet. With a 200-year history, wines from all corners of the Rhône and supreme quality throughout, Michel Chapoutier is the king of the Rhône Valley. Organic and biodynamic farming principles, together with traditional winemaking in top appellations, produce structured wines with long ageing potential. The wines tend to be generous, but each one speaks of its terroir and shows immaculate balance.
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