2016 Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Tintot

Year: 2016
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Vinous Media: 93
Jeb Dunnuck: 96+
Wine Enthusiast: 95
Jeff Leve: 99
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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"Opaque ruby. Assertive aromas of fresh blackberry, cherry pie, garrigue and candied flowers, along with an exotic touch of Moroccan spices. At once rich and lively in character, offering palate-staining black and blue fruit flavors and hints of violet pastille and five-spice powder. Picks up a smoky nuance with air and finishes chewy and long, with dusty tannins framing resonating spice and floral notes." (VM)

"Similar to Beaucastel’s top cuvée, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Tintot is a Mourvèdre-dominated (there’s 15% Grenache) behemoth that's going to require bottle age. Cured meats, toasted spice, graphite, and leafy herbs all flow to a thick, rich, powerful wine that has building tannins and a great, great finish. I suspect this puppy will shut down quickly, so try a bottle (or two) in the short-term and hide the rest for a good 4-6 years. This cuvée comes all from the Boislauzon lieu-dit, was completely destemmed and brought up all in older barrels." (JD)

"Whiffs of smoked nut and dark chocolate accent primary, intensely ripe black cherry and plum in this wine. It's juicy and hedonistic, but shaded by hints of granite and earth. Approachable already it has firm tannins and subtle earth tones that should meld further through 2026. -Anna Lee C. Iijima" (WE)

"Insanely rich, with a depth of flavor that does not quit, the wine coats every nook and cranny of your palate. Even with teeth staining levels of fruit, the wine is velvety, polished, fresh, vibrant, long and complex. Density and purity make a powerful pairing here. On your palate, the wine just does not quit, staying with you for close to 60 seconds. It's absolutely sublime! The wine was made from a blend of 85% old vine Mourvedre and 15% Grenache. 2918 Views Tasted May 28, 2019" (JL)

Winery Notes:
""Tintot" is the local surname for Mourvedre, used by our grandfather Yves and by other winegrowers 70 years ago. The source of this wine is a parcel situated in Boislauzon. Made principally from old-wine Mourvedre grapes, the Tintot has a solid and dense structure. Fine and elegant, it has an excellent aging potential."