2016 Domaine Olivier Hillaire Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Petits Pieds d’Armand

Year: 2016
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 96
Vinous Media: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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"Very bright and engaging, featuring a stream of raspberry, cherry and damson plum fruit guided by lightly singed sandalwood and rooibos tea accents. Silky and refined through the finish, with light sanguine and mineral hints. Drink now through 2030. 400 cases made, 60 cases imported. -JM" (WS)

"The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits Pieds d'Armand comes from a parcel of Grenache originally planted at the end of the 19th century in a sandy part of La Crau. It's Hillaire's flagship, and it merits its status this vintage, where it shines with raspberry fruit and layers of dried spice complexity. It's full-bodied and rich yet silky, elegant and long on the finish, epitomizing the delicious contradictions that Grenache can present." (WA)

"Vivid ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes red fruit preserves, spicecake and incense, and a minerally element adds urgency. Impressively energetic on the palate, offering intense raspberry, cherry compote and lavender pastille flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. The floral note repeats emphatically on the impressively long, youthfully tannic finish, which leaves a smoky mineral note behind." (VM)