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Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Member Review by rckr1951:

Layers of nuanced red and dark fruits, cherry and plum with a little dusty earth thrown. Gentle tannins and well balanced acidity allow the elegance of this grenache driven wine to shine. 92 points - drink or hold - Paul

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Vintage: 2011 07/14/2017

Layers of nuanced red and dark fruits, cherry and plum with a little dusty earth thrown. Gentle tannins and well balanced acidity allow the elegance of this grenache driven wine to shine. 92 points - drink or hold - Paul


External Reviews for Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
10/31/2018

Rhone, FranceWine Advocate 94 points!Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a beautiful example of this complex red blend from the Rhone. Named for the village just north of Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape (new castle of the Pope) is the place where Pope John XXII first built a summer residence and planted vineyards back in the 14th century. Philippe Bravay is extremely dedicated to preserving the unique traditions and special characteristics that Chteauneuf brings to the world. Domaine de Ferrand is considerably small with only 7.5 hectares of Chteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards spread over 6 parcels in 4 lieux dits, half of which are 45-year-old vines and half are 95- to 110-year-old vines. He uses organic growing techniques, strictly limits yields, and vinifies traditionally in tank. Harvested by hand, selection on the sorting table. No acidification, no sulfites. Sustainable."The full-bodied 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is a terrific effort from Domaine de Ferrand. Nearly 90% Grenache, with the balance a blend of other permitted varieties, it's concentrated and rich, with hints of allspice, anise and pepper adding nuance to the layers of ripe cherry and apricot fruit. Complex and velvety, this has it all."-Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, 94 points!Enjoy Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape over the next 10-12 years with daube Provencal (slow-cooked beef), roast chicken, grilled mushrooms, pastas, and cheeses.


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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2015 10/31/2017

Rhone, FranceWine Advocate 92-94, Vinous 93-95, James Suckling 96 points!Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a beautiful example of this complex red blend from the Rhone. Named for the village just north of Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape (new castle of the Pope) is the place where Pope John XXII first built a summer residence and planted vineyards back in the 14th century. Philippe Bravay is extremely dedicated to preserving the unique traditions and special characteristics that Chteauneuf brings to the world. Domaine de Ferrand is considerably small with only 7.5 hectares of Chteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards spread over 6 parcels in 4 lieux dits, half of which are 45-year-old vines and half are 95- to 110-year-old vines. He uses organic growing techniques, strictly limits yields, and vinifies traditionally in tank. Harvested by hand, selection on the sorting table. No acidification, no sulfites. Sustainable."The 2015 Chteauneuf du Pape is the normal blend of 90% Grenache and the balance Syrah, Mourvdre, Cinsault and Bourboulenc. It's partly destemmed and aged 100% in concrete tanks. It's a beautiful barrel sample that sports a deep ruby, semi-translucent color, as well as loads of sweet red and black fruits, garrigue, leafy herbs and licorice. Full-bodied, impeccably balanced and seamless, with ripe tannin, it's a beauty."-Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 92-94 points!Enjoy Ferrand Chateauneuf-du-Pape over the next 8-10 years with daube Provencal (slow-cooked beef), roast chicken, grilled mushrooms, pastas, and cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 07/01/2015

Brilliant ruby. Potent aromas of fresh red berries, cherry and licorice, with a suave floral overtone. Sweet, sharply focused, concentrated black raspberry and cherry compote flavors tighten up with air and display real energy for their depth and power. A touch of white pepper adds cut to the long, penetrating finish, which lingers with appealing sweetness and gentle, slow-building tannins.


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Vintage: 2012 07/01/2015

The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is jaw-dropping good! Made from 92% Grenache and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, aged all in concrete tank, it boasts fabulous notes of truffles, damp earth, wild herbs and both kirsch and darker berry fruit. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and even voluptuous, it covers the mouth with fruit, has sweet tannin and a hard-to-resist personality. Drink this beauty over the coming decade or longer.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/14/2017

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/25/2014

Inky ruby. Dark berries, cherry pit, lavender and peppery spices on the fragrant nose. The palate offers appealingly sweet black raspberry and cherry compote flavors braced by juicy acidity and a hint of white pepper. Clean and focused on the youthfully tannic, strikingly long and urgent finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/25/2014

A ripe, voluptuous wine that’s loaded with sweet kirsch, plum, licorice and garrigue aromas and flavors, Bravay’s 2011 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a great example of the vintage. A field blend that’s close to 90% Grenache and aged all in tank (it sees no wood whatsoever), it’s a gorgeous, naked expression of Grenache that delivers medium to full-bodied richness, no hard edges and a supple, downright sexy profile. While it won’t make you run out and sell off your 2007s and 2010s, it’s a great wine meant for drinking over the coming 8–9 years. Drink now–2023.



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