Ruby red in color, this wine offers aromas of cinnamon, cooked fruits and morello cherry. On the palate, it is rich and firm, with notes of vanilla and pepper. A supple wine with a long finish.
Pair it with filets of red mullet in basil with baby vegetables sauteed in olive oil, Noisettes of lamb in parsley spelt with dried fruit and thyme sauce, salami...
Wine Advocate 95 - A classic blend of 80% Grenache and 10% each Mourvèdre and Syrah, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape was bottled just six weeks before I tasted it at the domaine. It's loaded with raspberry fruit and hints of baking spices (30% of the blend ages in wood). Full-bodied, supple and lush, it's also concentrated, rich and velvety in texture, with notes of clove and cinnamon lingering on the finish.
Jeb Dunnuck 94 - Fresh and lively, with notes of black cherries, blackberries, scorched earth, and spice, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is concentrated and full-bodied, with a pure, elegant texture and a big finish. Based on 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, it has present tannin, notable purity of fruit, and is going to benefit from short-term cellaring and keep for 10-15 years.