Chateau Gigognan Clos du Roi 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape

$ 52.99

95 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark Unctuous, perfumed black-currant and black-fig notes abound in this beautifully composed blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It's profoundly sunny and ripe but elegant too, shaded by hints of dried thyme, anise and char. *Editors' Choice* (AI) Inner quote mark (5/2020)

94 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Densely fruited, with layers of red currant, raspberry and plum fruit paste flavors that stretch out slowly, unveiling notes of cedar, garrigue, brick dust and incense. A warm stone detail drives the finish, accented by well-buried acidity that keeps all the elements fresh and defined within the old-school rubric. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. (JM) Inner quote mark (5/2020)

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre brought up in a mix of stainless steel and old barrels, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clos du Roi is a ripe, sexy wine. Dried cherries, blackberries, loamy soil, and hints of cured meats give way to a rounded, supple, elegant 2016 that has moderate tannin and good length. Inner quote mark (8/2018)

91 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Mellow, rich aromas of red fruit and berry pastry with garrigue, raspberry liqueur and sweet, berry cream. The palate has a suave, long and succulent core of powerful tannins. Long and dense. From organically grown grapes. Inner quote mark (8/2018)

91 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Vivid ruby. Highly perfumed red fruit scents are complicated by suggestions of garrigue, licorice and white pepper. Spicy and focused on the palate, displaying vibrant raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors along with a building smoky nuance. Finishes with resonating spiciness, a suggestion of Chambord and youthfully chewy tannins. (JR) Inner quote mark (12/2019)