Robert Parker 95
One of the few estates where the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape actually eclipses the 2016, this is a top-flight effort. Black cherries and red raspberries combine with dried spices in a complex swirl of fruity and savory elements, garnished with sprigs of garrigue. Full-bodied, round and rich, this velvety wine should drink well through at least 2035.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035
Youthful with dominant oak at the moment, but has some lovely spice beneath it – freshly baked bread and crushed mulberry. A juicy vibrant core of crushed forest fruits and leather – layered and well put-together. Tight and needs time. (AC)
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2040