La Part des Anges Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016
Cuando un vino se pone en barrica para su crianza, parte de su volumen se evapora y recibe el romántico nombre de La part des anges. En este ejemplar Châteauneuf du Pape de libro, es la poderosa Monastrell la que domina la mezcla, aún situándose en su límite norte de cultivo. Cedro tostado y vainilla acentúan las larguísimas notas de cereza en este vino de fantástica estructura.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Dominated by Mourvèdre (70%) and new oak (80%), the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape la Part des Anges is a beauty, as long as you set aside preconceptions about typicity and what you think Châteauneuf should taste like. Toasted cedar and vanilla accent black cherry and cola notes in this full-bodied, rich, plush wine that comes at you in supple waves of generosity and flavor. It's approachable (although primary) right now, but it should really hit its stride in 2-3 years and drink well through at least 2035.
The Mourvèdre-dominated 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Parte des Anges got a few “Wows” in the notes and is a rich, powerful 2016 that boasts a blockbuster bouquet of blackcurrants, white flowers, candle wax, and cured meats. It has integrated its oak élevage wonderfully since I tasted it last year and is pure Southern Rhône goodness today. Give this full-bodied, concentrated, yet expansive and opulent effort 2-4 years of bottle aged and drink it over the following 10-15+ years.
Cask sample. Rather lovely leathery note with more open development than many 2016s. A touch of medicinal character integrates into the palate well, and there's a nicely balanced tannic grip with pretty decent acidity. Long, ripe, savoury black fruit on the finish. 17+/20 points.