2016 Chapelle St. Theodoric Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Sablons

Grenache Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2020 - 2029 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Ewhite30 Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 23, 2021 - Decanted. First glass at four hours. Earthy, almost grassy on the nose, with notes of plum, black cherry and licorice. Leads with dark berries on the palate but at hour five it takes a turn - red fruits and spring flowers play against notes of cigar and spice box.

    On night two the red fruits have taken hold - brambly raspberries and caramelized strawberry, kirsch and garrigue notes on the nose. Notes of currant and cherry, seared meat and cut flowers on the palate. Dry, great texture and weight.

    I don’t have any history with the wine but while it feels ready and drinks nicely, the evolution over two nights tells me there’s lots of time ahead.

  • lkilpio Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 28, 2020 - This is a gentle and Burgundian type of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in a good sense of the expression. The nose reveals beautiful aromas of ripe raspberries, cherries and strawberries. The taste is medium-bodied and fruity, but also deep, intensive and acidic on the palate, displaying pleasant flavors of ripe red berries.

    I am not able to tell, how this wine would evolve in the future, but at least it is very enjoyable now.

  • Voodoo_Champagne Likes this wine:

    October 2, 2020 - A light and very deductive wine, not oaky, not over extracted, just delicious.

  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: 92 points

    July 28, 2020 - WEA Chapelle St. Theodric Zoom tasting. Drank in Gabriel Standart.
    Appearance is clear, pale intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of red licorice, spice, kirsch, fruit cake, floral lavendar, red berries, thin enevelope of mineral. Developing.
    On the palate, dry, high acidity, medium+ alcohol (14%), soft rounded high tannins, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of strawberry, ripe red cherries, raspberry fruit pastille, sweet spice, red licorice, touch of kirsch and fruit cake, thin layer of stony minerality. Juicy long finish.
    Very good quality. Fruity approachable young CdP. Actually commendable complexity. Good QPR.
    100% Grenache. Entry level cuvee made with young vines from the lieux-dits "La Guigasse" and "Pignan".

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  • Nipperu wrote: 90 points

    July 28, 2020 - Clear medium ruby

    Complex nose
    Red fruit: cherries,
    Brambles, hint of tobacco, sap/gum?/blackcurrant pastille?, Chinese herbs (luo han guo), coffee
    Horse (live), roasted meat (charsiew),

    Med- body
    Med+ acid
    Med+ alcohol
    Med+ tannins
    Med- bitter finish


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    The Riches and Richness of Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Dec 2019), 12/1/2019 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Chapelle St. Theodoric
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
  • Designation Les Sablons
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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  • In Cellars 83 (69%)
  • Consumed 37 (31%)

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