I tasted a number of lots that will go into the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape, including a Grenache out of vat that included nearly 10% white varieties. This was ripe and pure, with lovely fruit and spice. A Syrah from 800-liter new oak was rich, velvety and warm, while a blend of Grenache and Counoise was more pomegranate-like and tart but with silky tannins. A prospective blend Gonnet prepared was creamy and lush, with no obvious oak and just a slight bit of warmth on the lengthy finish. Drink: 2018-2030'

92-94/100

Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

2016 is another cracking Chateauneuf-du-Pape vintage and going by the reviews this is the best Chateauneuf Font de Michelle has ever produced! Domaine Font de Michelle owns 27 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf region. Like many estates, the soils and terroirs are spread-out and varied, with different soils. Their best land is situated on the famous La Crau plateau. They have a south east facing terroir with rocks, stone, clay and limestone soils. However, their vineyards are widely dispersed throughout the appellation. The vineyards are farmed using organic farming techniques.

(FM3716)

Grape Variety Grenache (70%), Syrah & Mourvedre
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Font de Michelle
SKU FM3716