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Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Rhône Blend from Châteauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône Valley, France


$84ea in any 3+
$80ea in any 6+
Closure: Cork
As I researched this wine the texture they achieved made sense! $600K sorting kit does make a difference!


Superb wine! The layering of flavours and depth of tannin is immense. The lick of oak wraps it beautifully. It will be completely absorbed by the wine in a few months. Beautifully balanced, the dark fruit plays with perfume, spices, a little liquorice and tar. This will undoubtedly continue to build and reveal itself for decades. Yet it is incredibly approachable now. A cracking CdP. Epic complexity. Wow, even after 30mins in the glass it’s now starting to pop. Elegance is lifting the fruit is shining and the wine resolving.

Available in 375ml & Magnum too!

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Mont-Redon Cellar Releases

We’ve scored access to an extensive range of cellar releases from Mont-Redon dating back to the 1960’s in single bottle, magnum and jeroboam. All wines have been stored at the winery and brought to Aus in refrigerated containers over the last 12 months.

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About Mont-Redon

Up until the adoption of the Appellation Contrôlée system in the 1930’s Mont Redon, along with the likes of Château Rayas, was one of the few “Grand Crus” in Châteauneuf du Pape. Their appellation bottlings are in fact single vineyard wines, made from the commanding plateau (the highest in the appellation at 360ft) to the north-west of the Village, recognised as one of the finest sites in the entire appellation. Vines have a history on this site dating back to 1334, but only 2 hectares remained in 1923, when the current establishment took over. Since then the vineyards have been developed and nurtured with precision, making use of the diverse range of soils on the 163ha estate dominated by the pudding stone galets of the plateau, and the white limestone based soils that roll away from the Chateau towards the west of the appellation. This remarkable single vineyard is planted to all of the 13 grape varieties authorised for use in Châteauneuf du Pape.

There has been a remarkable amount of investment at Mont-Redon over the past two decades. The entire winery has been completely renewed and is now climate controlled ensuring ideal cellar conditions.

Check out this insane $600,000 piece of winery kit. It uses vibration tables to get rid of shot berries (ones that didn’t fertilise) raisoned berries and MOG (matter other than grapes) then finally passing through an optical sorter that uses super high speed photography to identify any final pieces of undesirable material or dud grapes and uses air jets to blow them into a waste stream! Tech developed by the confectionary industry to sort out dud M&M’s!

Oak barriques have replaced the old large foudres and large temperature controlled stainless steel vats now line the walls, resulting in wines of freshness and finesse in both red and white wines. More recently two optical sorting machines at harvest time have resulted in wines of remarkable precision. Pierre Fabre has now taken over the winemaking duties and the management of the whole estate since 2017 and he has been key to driving quality to even higher levels for all the wines. Under Pierre Fabre’s leadership this is clearly an estate to watch very closely with new wines and projects well underway as well as realising the full potential of the very best vineyard sites in the Rhone Valley.

A bit of History

Châteauneuf-du-Pape literally translates to “The Pope’s new castle” and, indeed, the history of this appellation is firmly entwined with papal history. In 1308, Pope Clement V, former Archbishop of Bordeaux, relocated the papacy to the town of Avignon. Clement V and subsequent “Avignon Popes” were said to be great lovers of Burgundy wines and did much to promote it during the seventy-year duration of the Avignon Papacy. At the time, wine-growing around the town of Avignon was anything but illustrious. While the Avignon Papacy did much to advance the reputation of Burgundy wines, they were also promoting viticulture of the surrounding area, more specifically the area 5–10 km (3–6 mi) north of Avignon close to the banks of the Rhône. Prior to the Avignon Papacy, viticulture of that area had been initiated and maintained by the Bishops of Avignon, largely for local consumption.

Clement V was succeeded by John XXII who, as well as Burgundy wine, regularly drank the wines from the vineyards to the north and did much to improve viticultural practices there. Under John XXII, the wines of this area came to be known as “Vin du Pape”, this term later to become Châteauneuf-du-Pape. John XXII is also responsible for erecting the famous castle which stands as a symbol for the appellation.

The Chateauneuf appellation is 15km long and 8km wide, consisting of 3200ha, and was officially delimited in 1930. All the hills of Chateauneuf have the same geology – Miocene soil covered by Alpine diluvium-composed of a layer of marine limestone from the Miocene period, covered by a blanket of rounded stones (or “galets”) which contribute much to the wines of Chateauneuf: they retain the intense heat of the Mediterranean sun during the day then slowly disperse it to the vines during the night.

The Mistral plays a crucial role in the quality of wines from the area and blows cold and dry wind from the north through the Rhone to the Mediterranean. These winds often blow at speeds greater than 100km per hour for more than 100 days of the year and are instrumental in keeping disease at bay in the vineyards.


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The Grape Varieties of Châteauneuf

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is traditionally cited as allowing thirteen grape varieties to be used, but the 2009 version of the AOC rules in fact list eighteen varieties, since blanc (white), rose (pink) and noir (black) versions of some grapes are now explicitly listed as separate varieties. Also in the previous version of the appellation rules, Grenache and Picpoul were associated with different pruning regulations in their noir and blanc versions, bringing the number of varieties previously mentioned from thirteen to fifteen.

Red varieties allowed are Cinsaut, Counoise, Grenache noir, Mourvèdre, Muscardin, Piquepoul noir, Syrah, Terret noir, and Vaccarèse (Brun Argenté). White and pink varieties are Bourboulenc, Clairette blanche, Clairette rose, Grenache blanc, Grenache gris, Picardan, Piquepoul blanc, Piquepoul gris, and Roussanne. (The varieties not specifically mentioned before 2009 are Clairette rose, Grenache gris and Piquepoul gris.)

Both red and white varieties are allowed in both red and white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. There are no restrictions as to the proportion of grape varieties to be used, and unlike the case with other appellations, the allowed grape varieties are not differentiated into principal varieties and accessory varieties. Thus, it is theoretically possible to produce varietal Châteauneuf-du-Pape from any of the eighteen allowed varieties. In reality, most Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are blends dominated by Grenache. Only one of every 16 bottles produced in the region is white wine.

Mont-Redon Cellar Releases

We’ve scored access to an extensive range of cellar releases from Mont-Redon dating back to the 1960’s in single bottle, magnum and jeroboam. All wines have been stored at the winery and brought to Aus in refrigerated containers over the last 12 months.

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Château Mont-Redon Châteauneuf du Papes

  • 375ml Half Bottles
  • Price: $ 43.00
  • 92-94 Josh Raynolds Deep ruby. Bright, mineral-tinged red and blue fruit and floral pastille aromas, along with hints of musky earth and garrigue in the background. Sappy, penetrating raspberry and boysenberry flavors show impressive clarity and smoothly blend power and finesse. A spine of juicy acidity provides freshness and structure and a peppery note lends a spicy edge to the back half. Finishes very long and appealingly sweet, displaying silky texture, slow-building tannins and an echo of ripe red fruit.
    Price: $ 39.00
  • 750ml Bottles
  • Price: $ 80.00
  • 92 Josh Raynolds Opaque ruby. Exotic aroma of raspberry preserves, cherry pie, Asian spices and garrigue expands with air and picks up a deeper cherry quality. Spicy, mineral-driven red and dark berry flavors are impressively lithe and precise, with silky tannins lending support. This very fresh wine finishes with excellent clarity and spicy persistence.
    Price: $ 104.00
  • 91 Points Josh Raynolds Medium red. Vibrant red berry, floral and incense aromas, with a sneaky mineral undertone. Silky in texture, with deep raspberry and cherry flavors, a hint of musky herbs and mounting sweetness. The tannins are completely buried beneath the fruit, making a late appearance on the finish. This is already delicious.
    Price: $ 106.00
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  • 92 Points Stephen Tanzer Deep ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines black raspberry, cassis, flowers and roasted nuts. Layered and deep, with a wonderfully pliant texture and terrific richness. Enticing raspberry and nut flavors. Finishes with sweet, chocolatey tannins and excellent persistence. Showing very well today.
    Price: $ 146.00
  • 95 Points Josh Raynolds (Tasted Jan 2019) At 28 years of age, this is a lovely example of traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape that’s drinking in peak form, with a highly complex bouquet that evokes ripe red fruits, pungent flowers and succulent herbs. Weighty yet energetic as well, with seamless texture and a strikingly long, focused finish, it reminded me that a great Châteauneuf, from a great vintage like 1990 and a reliable, traditionalist producer such as Mont-Redon, truly rewards the patient wine lover.
    Price: $ 231.00
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  • 1,500ml Magnums
  • Price: $ 174.00
  • Price: $ 159.00
  • 92 Josh Raynolds Bright ruby. Mineral-accented raspberry, cherry and floral pastille aromas are complicated by subtle garrigue and spice qualities. Seamless, focused and sweet on the palate, offering potent red berry preserve and floral pastille flavors sharpened and lifted by juicy acidity. Finishes impressively long and precise, featuring slow-building tannins and resonating floral and spice notes.
    Price: $ 146.00
  • 90 Points Josh Raynolds Deep red. Suave oak spices accent cherry and blackberry on the nose. Creamy, sweet and gentle in structure, with a vanilla-accented cherry preserve flavor and persistent cinnamon and clove notes on the finish. This is delicious right now.
    Price: $ 211.00
  • 88 Points Josh Raynolds Deep red. Suave oak spices accent cherry and blackberry on the nose. Creamy, sweet and gentle in structure, with a vanilla-accented cherry preserve flavor and persistent cinnamon and clove notes on the finish. This is delicious right now.
    Price: $ 217.00
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  • 3,000ml Jeroboams
  • Price: $ 435.00
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“Very dark robe, more black-purple than dark red. The bouquet is dense, unwavering, on a thorough black jam paste aroma, a super coulis of blueberry, nudges of black olives lurking. The palate is stylish, very filled, has salted threads along the way, the flavour one of bold black fruits with a sealed, always smooth, oily, gummy texture. This has enormous richness, fantastic length, is a very dense orb, with the tannins showing some spark and spice, tar, towards the close. It will live extremely well, has the balance and size of this remarkable vintage. A magnum would be amazing. This takes me back to the glory days of the 1960s here. 14.5°. 2058-60” Oct 2018

John Gilman, Drink Rhône

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Château Mont-Redon, Chemin de Maucoil, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France

Châteauneuf du Pape
Southern Rhône
Rhône Valley