Richer and deep, with additional layers and texture, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape offers classic blackberry, earth, crushed stone, pepper and wild herb aromas and flavors.
A full bodied, rich and textured barrel sample, with loads of promise, it should come together nicely once with a few years in the cellar and have 12-15 years of longevity.
A fantastic estate that-s run by the talented and incredibly well spoken Andre Brunel, these character-filled efforts are made from his winery located in the southern part of the appellation. His 2011 base cuvee is one of the best in the vintage, and his 2012s show loads of potential.
Published : 2013-11-13