2016 Château de la Font du Loup Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Jeb Dunnuck - 93 points
The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a beauty. Beautiful kirsch and blackberry fruits, ground herbs, hints of flowers, and pepper all flow to a medium to full-bodied, seamless wine that has terrific depth and richness as well as sweet tannin. It's well worth a case purchase and will drink brilliantly for 10-15 years. The blend in 2016 is 60% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah and Cinsault.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 91 points
A blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault aged in a variety of different vessels, Font du Loup's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a worthy successor to the fine 2015. Some slightly edgy herbal notes on the nose should integrate with the bright cherry fruit within a year or two, so give it a little to come together. This is textbook medium to full-bodied Chateauneuf, with a dusting of cocoa powder over ripe cherries lingering elegantly on the finish.
This Chateauneuf du Pape white is made in a fresh, juicy, racy style. Very expressive but at the same time pure and delicate
Lychee, citrus blossom, fresh flowers and hints of mint all give way nicely to a medium-bodied profile that carries lots of acidity and solid overall freshness. Nice minerality too.
Squid stew with garlic aioli or white meat.