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2016 Chimère Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chimère, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

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Country France
Region Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Producer Chimère
Vintage 2016
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Mourvedre
ABV 16.1%
Format 1x150cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a US-based merchant; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Stock 4 cases (in stock and available immediately)

99 Jeb Dunnuck, (April 2019)

The 2016 Chimere is another brilliant wine made from a collaboration between Sine Qua Non’s Manfred Krankl and the Maurel Brothers of Clos Saint Jean. The 2016 is a blend of 93% Mourvèdre, 5% Grenache, and 2% Grenache Blanc, all from the famed La Crau lieu-dit, that was brought up in new 300-liter barrels. It offers an incredible, singular style in its sweet blackberry and blueberry fruits, incense, crushed flowers, ground pepper, and smoked herb. This lavish, powerful, super-intense effort is nevertheless perfectly balanced and seamless, and it shows the purity and vibrancy of this vintage beautifully. Given its sweet tannins, it's already approachable and delivers incredible pleasure, yet it's going to keep for 20-30 years.

Vintage Format Packaging Stock Price Status
2017 1x150cl OWC 2 cases £1,400.00 In Bond View
2015 1x150cl OWC 9 cases £1,850.00 In Bond View
2012 1x150cl OWC 9 cases £1,900.00 In Bond View
2010 1x150cl OWC 3 cases £2,000.00 In Bond View