Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge
Country: France, Rhone
Tasting Notes: One of the strongest wines in Châteauneuf Du Pape from Vincent Avril. This beauty has everything you could ask for. The blend is heavily shifted toward Mourvèdre, and it offers a mammoth bouquet of black cherries, graphite, cured meats, Asian spices, and assorted garrigue-like nuances. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it stays straight and focused on the palate, with a stacked mid-palate, ripe, silky tannins, and fabulous length.
Varietal: Blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault