A perfumed nose of dark cherries, sweet spices, cocoa powder, dried thyme and hints of cola. It’s full-bodied with finely grained tannins. Elegant and layered with a restrained character. Harmonious structure with a bright core of berries and herbs leading towards the focused, long finish. Best after 2024.
Dark, brooding and concentrated, this shows beautiful purity and energy to the blackberry paste, melted black licorice and savory dried garrigue. Gamy and smoky on the densely constructed palate, with iron shavings and firming tannins powering the finish. This will benefit from some time in the cellar. Mourvèdre, Syrah and Grenache.
The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Des Cadettes is a solid step up. Based on 48% Mourvedre, 32% Syrah, and the rest Grenache, its deep purple hue is followed by an awesome bouquet of black cherries, earthy garrigue, pepper, and new leather. With medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins, and a layered, balanced mouthfeel, this beauty is going to benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age and drink fabulously well over the following 10-15 years.
Slightly brick-red color and aromas of earth, wood, and spice. Complex and deep, with lovely acidity and rich, seamless flavors; long and balanced.
Slightly brickish red, earth, wood and spice in the nose, complex and deep with lovely acid structure and rich, seamless flavors, long and balanced.