Dunnuck was impressed with this classic Chateauneuf-du-Pape's “sunny, sexy style.” We’re loving the fresh, spice-kissed aromas and smooth, sleek palate. It’s built on 70% old-vine Grenache with 15% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, and a dash of other varieties to round out the full-bodied flavors. It has loads of character and the balance to evolve for a decade or more.
Not yet bottled, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is cut from the same cloth as the 2016 yet has a slightly more sunny, sexy style. Kirsch, peppery garrigue, and lavender notes all emerge from the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, has tons of character, ripe tannins, and the balance to evolve for over a decade.