One of the top vintages for this cuvée the 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Prestige features intense aromas of black cherries and purple raspberries without the dark chocolate nuances that appear in the other 2019s at this address. It's full-bodied dense and concentrated big but also silky and fine with a long elegant finish. It's a Grenache-led assemblage of lots from the lieux-dits of les Brusquières and Cabrières.
Slightly more straight focused and elegant the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Prestige is a brilliant 2019 in every way. Pure blackberries black cherries graphite crushed stone and peppery herb notes define the nose and it's medium to full-bodied with remarkable purity and a blockbuster of a finish. This is one classy seamless elegant Châteauneuf du Pape that will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and have 25 years of overall longevity.d
A very deep and brooding style but with great freshness underneath. Deep tannic weave with remarkable textural wealth. Just leaning slightly to the overripe in terms of fruit but ends dry and savoury. A punchy intense muscular style. Grown on mixed soils mostly galets roulés and sand in the lieux-dits of Les Brusquières and Cabrières. Fermented half in stainless steel half in concrete tanks then aged in large barrels of different shapes and sizes. (Drink between 2022-2037)
Full bright-rimmed ruby. Pungent black and blue fruits potpourri licorice and Moroccan spices on the deeply perfumed nose. Stains the palate with sweet boysenberry bitter cherry and lavend
Sleek dark and winey with nice flow and cut to the raspberry and blackberry puree flavors infused with dark tea and carried by a graphite edge. Lingering anise and fruitcake notes sparkle through the finish. Beautifully done. Grenache Syrah Mourvèdre Counoise and Vaccarèse. Drink now through 2036. ?J.M.