What the Critics say
‘I'm not typically a fan of Grenache aged in new, smaller oak vessels, but the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve des 2 Freres works. It's 100% Grenache aged in new 300-liter barrels for 14-15 months. Vanilla and baking spices make themselves known, but this full-bodied, plush wine offers waves of Christmas cake-like flavors and unimaginable enveloping softness, balanced by decent acids and a long, supple finish. It's considerably fresher than I remember the 2015 being.’
From 75-90yr old vines mostly in select parcels in La Crau, Bédines and Greenhouses. Unlike the Cuvee de Mon Aieul, Reserve des 2 Freres is aged in 50% demi-barriques (112L) and 50% new Bordeaux style barrels (225L).