59% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise, 1% Vaccarèse
95 Points - “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.’ - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Points - “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.” - James Suckling
92 Points - “Vinified by the previous team at Nalys and blended by Guigal, this is already showing some detail and interest on the nose, and is considerably more concentrated and rich than Les Stes Pierres but retains a good sense of drinkability. It's full-bodied but well-shaped and structured, with fine tannins and good acidity. There's a mineral edge on the finish and a promising depth of fruit. A blend of 59% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise and 1% Vaccarèse, yielding 35 hl/ha. Drinking Window 2018 - 2026.” - Decanter
Pair with red meats either grilled or cooked in sauces, game birds, or aged cheeses.
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