Dried violets and cassis with fresh blueberries. The palate has a super, succulent core of long, fine-grained, fresh tannins. Red fruit, subtle chocolate powder and some red-cherry liqueur. Exquisite Châteauneuf. Drink or hold.
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is jaw-dropping good! Made from 92% Grenache and the rest a mix of permitted varieties, aged all in concrete tank, it boasts fabulous notes of truffles, damp earth, wild herbs and both kirsch and darker berry fruit. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and even voluptuous, it covers the mouth with fruit, has sweet tannin and a hard-to-resist personality. Drink this beauty over the coming decade or longer. Enough can’t be said about the quality coming from this tiny estate, and proprietor Philippe Bravey is fashioning one of the top traditionally made Châteauneuf du Papes out there. (JD)
Brilliant ruby. Potent aromas of fresh red berries, cherry and licorice, with a suave floral overtone. Sweet, sharply focused, concentrated black raspberry and cherry compote flavors tighten up with air and cisplay real energy for their depth and power. A touch of white pepper adds cut to the long, penetrating finish, which lingers with appealing sweetness and gentle, slow-building tannins. (JR)
A stylish, perfumy opening belies the depth of the dark steeped plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors in this red, which shows a lively licorice edge, along with ample singed cinnamon and warmed raisin hints. Silky tannins guide the finish, returning this to a more elegant feel in the end. Best from 2017 through 2027. (JM)
Clean and exciting. This wine is almost impossible to spit out – even though it was the 119th tasted! Very complete and beguiling and satisfying with great balance and energy. Roses and meat. Such a wonderful package… Long. 18.5/20 points. (JR)
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