Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape 2016
Nose, garrigue bouquet, cistus flower, blackcurrant buds, all fresh and balanced on the palate, with aromas of cocoa and cherry, with a long finish of licorice.
In its youth, this vintage is perfect to pair with a shoulder of lamb slow roasted in oven, roast pigeon with porcini mushroom, and from its fifth year, stew, Daube Provencal, all game and many cheeses.
Blend: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 15% Mourvedre
"Leading off the Châteauneuf-du-Papes, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a gem that’s loaded with notions of ripe strawberries, kirsch, garrigue, and spice. It has everything in the right places, a layered, elegant profile, moderate tannins, and impeccable balance. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years." -93pts, Jeb Dunnuck
|Wine Advocate: 93|
|Savory notes of clove and leather add nuance to the rich fruit of the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape. It's full-bodied, creamy, lush, plump with red berries and stone fruit and remains fresh and fruit-driven through the long finish. It should drink well for a decade or more.|
|James Suckling: 93|
|This has complex, rich and attractive style to it. Smooth grilled peaches and pears, honey and spicy oak. The palate delivers a rich array of flavors with plenty of stone fruits and nougat. Layered and even. Drink now.|