Clos du Mont Olivet Chateauneuf du Pape 2017
A traditional Châteauneuf, with figs, currants and blackberry fruit framed by spice box and tobacco notes. Full-bodied with plenty of character and integrated tannins that lead to a fresh finish. Approachable now, but can develop in the cellar for the next ten years.
Blend: 70% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault, Vaccarèse, Muscardin, Terret Noir, Picpoul Noir
Due to miniscule yields, there won't be a Cuvée du Papet in 2017. The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre, and the rest a mix of permitted varieties. Always one of the benchmarks for traditionally made Châteauneuf Du Pape, the 2017 offers a complex bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, sappy green herbs, pepper, and olive tapenade. Complex and medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins and brilliant balance, it can be drunk today or cellared for 15-20 years. There are roughly 2,500 cases produced, and it’s a terrific wine.
This has an enticing core of mulled currant, blackberry and raspberry fruit, laced with singed alder details and backed by a sanguine echo. Flashes of garrigue and incense show on the finish. Drink now through 2032.