LAURUS - Chateauneuf-Du-Pape - Rhone Valley, France

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RH34
Vintage: 2016

LAURUS - Chateauneuf-Du-Pape - Rhone Valley, France

"The 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Laurus offers an alluring smoldering edge, with singed alder, tobacco and mocha notes working together to augment the core of steeped black currant and black cherry fruit. A licorice root echo runs through the finish, imparting an extra twinge of grip." - Wine Spectator, March 2019

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

$95.00
Country FRANCE Region Chateauneuf du Pape Grape Varietal Grenache, Syrah

Product Description

Description

"The 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Laurus offers an alluring smoldering edge, with singed alder, tobacco and mocha notes working together to augment the core of steeped black currant and black cherry fruit. A licorice root echo runs through the finish, imparting an extra twinge of grip." - Wine Spectator, March 2019.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with Duck confit, game meat, Lamb marinated with cep (porcini) mushrooms, Loin of veal à la provençale. Try Pigeon with truffle from the Mont Ventoux & stuffed ceps.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 92 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Wine Enthusiast 94 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 92 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points

An American wine critic and journalist specialised in domestic, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley wines and is a former writer for The Wine Advocate.

Critique Review

"The 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Laurus offers an alluring smoldering edge, with singed alder, tobacco and mocha notes working together to augment the core of steeped black currant and black cherry fruit. A licorice root echo runs through the finish, imparting an extra twinge of grip."

Wine Spectator, March 2019.

"Complexities of crushed mineral, coffee grinds and hazelnut accent pristine but ripe blackberry and fig in this blend of Grenache (57%) and Syrah (43%). It's ample and juicy but elegant, maintaining a freshness on the midpalate and tense tannins. While bold in its youth it should gain finesse through 2030."

Wine Enthusiast, 2019.

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Grenache, Syrah
Vintage 2016
Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Veronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel MEFFRE
Average age of vines 31 years on average, Grenache vines over 80 years of age
Production method 30 hl/ha
Harvest method Manual
Fermentation & maceration A 21-day maceration period with regular punch-downs and rack & return (délestage) operations.
Aging 12 months elevage of the Syrah in 275-litre Laurus barrels (mix one new, 1-year and 2-year barrels)
Mouth Attribute Complex, Elegant, Full-bodied, Long Finish, Oaky, Rich, Tannic
Nose Attribute Chocolate, Dark Fruit, Spices, Liquorice, Tobacco, Black Berries
SKU RH34

Vineyard Info

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley.

LAURUS means ‘Laurel’ in Latin, a Roman symbol of excellence. Here excellence is all about “terroir”: the grapes are grown on parcels selected for their ability to express the very best of each Appellation. The term “terroir” encompasses a soil, a climate and people. Here it is expressed through sustainable partnerships with wine-growers who share our vision. The maturing process in 275-litre Laurus barrels refines the structure, producing complex wines with plenty of character and good cellaring potential.

The LAURUS CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE is made from a selection of two terroirs to achieve a fine balance between strength and elegance: - Rolled pebbles in the "La Crau" sector, on quaternary terraces for the Grenache grapes. - Clay and limestone soils from the Cretaceous period and soft sandstone from the Miocene period for the Syrah grapes.

Description

"The 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Laurus offers an alluring smoldering edge, with singed alder, tobacco and mocha notes working together to augment the core of steeped black currant and black cherry fruit. A licorice root echo runs through the finish, imparting an extra twinge of grip." - Wine Spectator, March 2019.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Pair with Duck confit, game meat, Lamb marinated with cep (porcini) mushrooms, Loin of veal à la provençale. Try Pigeon with truffle from the Mont Ventoux & stuffed ceps.

Awards

Wine Spectator 92 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Wine Enthusiast 94 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 92 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jeb Dunnuck 93 Points

An American wine critic and journalist specialised in domestic, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley wines and is a former writer for The Wine Advocate.

Critique Review

"The 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape Laurus offers an alluring smoldering edge, with singed alder, tobacco and mocha notes working together to augment the core of steeped black currant and black cherry fruit. A licorice root echo runs through the finish, imparting an extra twinge of grip."

Wine Spectator, March 2019.

"Complexities of crushed mineral, coffee grinds and hazelnut accent pristine but ripe blackberry and fig in this blend of Grenache (57%) and Syrah (43%). It's ample and juicy but elegant, maintaining a freshness on the midpalate and tense tannins. While bold in its youth it should gain finesse through 2030."

Wine Enthusiast, 2019.
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Grenache, Syrah
Vintage 2016
Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Veronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel MEFFRE
Average age of vines 31 years on average, Grenache vines over 80 years of age
Production method 30 hl/ha
Harvest method Manual
Fermentation & maceration A 21-day maceration period with regular punch-downs and rack & return (délestage) operations.
Aging 12 months elevage of the Syrah in 275-litre Laurus barrels (mix one new, 1-year and 2-year barrels)
Mouth Attribute Complex, Elegant, Full-bodied, Long Finish, Oaky, Rich, Tannic
Nose Attribute Chocolate, Dark Fruit, Spices, Liquorice, Tobacco, Black Berries
SKU RH34

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley.

LAURUS means ‘Laurel’ in Latin, a Roman symbol of excellence. Here excellence is all about “terroir”: the grapes are grown on parcels selected for their ability to express the very best of each Appellation. The term “terroir” encompasses a soil, a climate and people. Here it is expressed through sustainable partnerships with wine-growers who share our vision. The maturing process in 275-litre Laurus barrels refines the structure, producing complex wines with plenty of character and good cellaring potential.

The LAURUS CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE is made from a selection of two terroirs to achieve a fine balance between strength and elegance: - Rolled pebbles in the "La Crau" sector, on quaternary terraces for the Grenache grapes. - Clay and limestone soils from the Cretaceous period and soft sandstone from the Miocene period for the Syrah grapes.