Chateauneuf Du Pape La Reserve

2018 Chateauneuf Du Pape La Reserve Le Clos Du Caillou

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  • Appellation:
    Chateauneuf du Pape
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  • Grape Type:
    Grenache, Mourvedre
  • Packaging:
    OC x 6
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Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 96-98 (2019 August)

The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve is actually just under 50% Grenache. With the rampant mildew this vintage, Mourvèdre accounts for the majority of this wine, which is normally a 60-40 blend favoring Grenache. Despite that, it remains dominated by red fruit. Raspberries and cherries are accented by hints of tree bark and cedar (it's aged in demi-muids, 20% of which are new) on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is silky and lush, rich yet airy. The finish lingers elegantly, picking up hints of baking spices and licorice.