Chateau Mont Thabor Cotes du Rhone 2016  - Last Bottle

Chateau Mont Thabor Cotes du Rhone 2016

I'll take this one and that one and then some more. I'll use a piece of paper and the almighty pen, here we go again. Here we go again!” --- The Hives

We refer, of course, with as much gusto and unbridled, unfiltered enthusiasm as we can contain, to the astoundingly fantastic 2016 vintage in the Rhone. You MUST buy and drink these wines, they are likely some of the finest QPR’s ever made. Fourteen bucks are you crazy? Are we crazy?

GORGEOUS, shockingly inexpensive (you’re welcome, you DESERVE it, ‘cause we LOVE you) Cotes du Rhone from Mont Thabor, a winery we discovered some years back now in Chateauneuf-du-Pape (you may have bought Mont Thabor from us before, in which case you'll already be buying some of THIS!). Dating back to the late 1800s, Mont Thabor is a father/daughter operation that makes traditional-styled Chateauneuf and Cotes du Rhone from mostly old-vine Grenache (if you ever go to the area, let us set up a visit for you to see for yourself). Astounding value.

In a best-of-the-best vintage like 2016 this fantastic wine is juicy, perfumey, and flat-out irresistible. Raspberries, strawberry jam, crushed sweet herbs, anise, all in a smooth, soft, flowing texture that is not heavy or tannic in any way. A MASSIVE crowd-pleaser (especially at this price)....we'll sell out QUICK!

The color is deep and shiny. This wine reveals some aromas of fresh fruits and of spices. The structure is flexible, warm and pleasant.

Technical Details

Country: France
Region: Côtes-du-Rhône
Varietal: 80% Grenache Cinsault 10% Syrah 5% Mourverde 5%
Winemaker: Daniel Stehelin
Alcohol: 14.50%

About The Producer

Château Mont Thabor was built in the 17th century, deriving it’s name from one of the most famous mountains of Galilee, Israel (widely mentioned in sacred writings for it’s strategic and religious importance). In 1881 Fritz Stehlin bought the estate, continued the established wine making but improved conditions and quality of the wines. In 1940, Luc Stehlin succeeded his great uncle Fritz and continued to improve the viticulture and viniculture practices at the Chateau integrating the utilization of horses in the vineyards. Since 1977 to present day, Daniel Stehlin has followed in the steps of his father Luc, producing some of the most elegant yet powerful wines of the region. He cultivates these unfiltered, rich yet pure red wines from 4 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape and six hectares in Côtes du Rhône.

Pairing Suggestions

Lamb, poultry and white meat

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