Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2017
Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France. The robe is frank with blue-toned colors. The nose unveils burlat cherry and fig aromas with spices such as nutmeg, with cocoa and morello cherry eau de vie notes. The palate carries silky tannins. A freshness in the mouth, combined with complex red fruits, gentle spices and smoky notes.
| Critical Acclaim
Wine Enthusiast 94: Initial notes of dried garrigue and crushed earth open into rich, ripe blackberry and black plum on the nose of this elegant red. A blend of 80% Grenache supplemented by Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault, it’s a gripping, intensely black-fruited wine, with a firm mineral undertone. It needs a bit more time to meld, but should drink at peak from 2022 to 2030 and hold longer still. Folio Fine Wine Partners.
Wine Spectator 91: Stylish, with tea, blood orange and incense notes framing the core of dried cherry and raspberry fruit. A cedar spine curls through the finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2027. 8,333 cases made, 2,917 cases imported.