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Tardieu-Laurent 2016 Cuvée Spéciale Red (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Rating
96
Price
$80
Region
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
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Aromas of blackberry and mulberry are shaded by ripe bramble and spice in this robustly concentrated Grenache. Intensely fruity and forward now, it has a thrilling spine of acidity and lingering mineral tones that suggests a long future. Very fine but firm tannins frame the finish. Anna Lee C. Iijima

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98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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