Checking in at 15.5% alcohol the 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a shimmering pale-ruby. It combines aromas of red and black cherry blackberry black plum garrigue and white pepper. Full-bodied elegant and wrapped in plush tannins this 2020 red is well-ba
Checking in at 15.5% alcohol, the 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a shimmering pale-ruby. It combines aromas of red and black cherry, blackberry, black plum, garrigue and white pepper. Full-bodied, elegant and wrapped in plush tannins, this 2020 red is well-balanced by refreshing acidity, closing with a complex finish.
Vibrant black cherries, mulberries, peppery herbs, and spice are just some of the nuances in the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape, an utterly classic Châteauneuf du Pape that's medium to full-bodied, has the vintage's seamless profile, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. This beautiful, quintessential effort can be enjoyed any time over the coming 15 years or more. The 2020 is a normal blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault, brought up mostly in concrete tank, but with 20% in tronconique tanks and 5% in old barrels.
A dark bold style that features black currant cassis and plum puree coursing alongside warm earth black pepper tobacco and steeped tea. Spicy tannins take hold on the finish with a whiff of tar and smoke. Grenache Mourvèdre Syrah and Cinsault. Best from 2025 through 2032. 2600 cases made 500 cases imported.
Tasted from tank the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape looks to be another highly successful vintage. It boasts this cuvée's usual complex florals allied to red raspberries and cherries but it doesn't come across quite as concentrated or rich as the 2019 version. Medium to full-bodied it's silky in feel with a sense of charm and easy elegance.