Paul Autard Chateauneuf Du Pape, Rhone, France, 2016 (750ml)
This Paul Autard vintage is a balanced, elegant, deeply colored and vividly flavored Chateauneuf-du-Pape, due to the old vines' naturally low yields. It brims with fresh and pure dark berry fruit and notes of black pepper and chocolate.
Vintage 2016 - Wine Spectator - 92 Points
Ripe and focused, with a nice well of cassis and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors to draw on, while anise, singed mesquite and black tea accents skitter around. Sleek acidity carries the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030.