Domaine Chante-Perdrix Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Henri Perges 2016
Robert Parker: 95+ point.
“The all-Mourvèdre 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Henri Perges spent nine months in demi-muids during its élevage, and that translates into a cedary note on the nose and a plush, creamy mouthfeel. Mocha, clove and black cherries mingle easily on the nose and palate of this full-bodied, ripe red, with a long, richly textured finish. The Nicolet family and Chante Perdrix have been on a roll the past couple of years.”
Jeb Dunnuck: 95 point.
“The most expensive cuvée is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Henri Perges, which is made from 100% Mourvèdre sourced from the Galimardes and Serres lieux-dits and was brought up all in demi-muids. Deep, pure, layered, and gorgeously concentrated, with sensational notes of blackcurrants, blackberries, garrigue, damp underbrush, and saddle leather all soaring from the glass, it’s another best to date from this estate that needs a few years of bottle age.”
International Wine Report: 95 point.
“The 2016 ‘Henri Perges’ is a simply phenomenal showing in this vintage. As this slowly unwinds it begins to release aromas of raspberries and cherries, moroccan spices, lavender, herbs and hints of smoldering incense all developing in the glass. On the palate this possesses a medium-plus body with an absolutely seamless texture, along with outstanding overall balance and concentration. It goes on to display a wonderful sense of freshness, with a core of gorgeous ripe red and dark fruits that expand through the long, velvety finish. This already quite appealing in its youth, yet it should continue to evolve and have a brilliant future. 100% Mourvèdre.”