Le Songe de Catherine 2016 - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
2016 is without any doubt one of the greatest vintages of the appellation since 1998. The wines are powerful, elegant, well balanced and also have a great freshness. This predicts a great aging potential. 4000 bottles were produced.
Partridges with chanterelle mushrooms, slow cooked leg of lamb.
The Sommelier's Tips
Serving temperature : 15 -17°C.
Decanting : 1 hour.
From 10 to 20 years.
The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Songe de Catherine is 100% Grenache that was partially destemmed and brought up in demi-muids. Ripe, opulent notes of red currants, blackberries, toasted spice, graphite, and candle wax all give way to a rounded, sexy 2016 that has sweet tannin, beautiful purity of fruit, and impressive concentration. It’s beautifully done, layered, and incredibly well- balanced.
Jeb Dunnuck (8/28/2018)