Cherry and plum flavors are youthful and fresh in this wine, accented by crushed mineral and a tinge of peppery spice. It's silken-smooth in texture yet held upright by taut, persistent tannins. Attractive already the wine should improve through 2028 and hold further
Châteauneuf du Pape Reviews
The inky colored 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape from this terrific négociant gives up a ripe bouquet of blackcurrants, violets, ground pepper, and licorice. It's a rich, chewy, primordial barrel sample that has tons of richness and depth. It might even need a year of bottle age to come together and should keep for 7-8 years or more.
The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Louis Bernard is a forward, sexy wine that's loaded with notions of black raspberries, melted licorice, earth, and spring flowers. It's ripe, medium to full-bodied, has plenty of fruit, and a good finish. It's just another terrific value from this estate. The blend is 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and the rest Mourvèdre, brought up all in concrete tanks.
Blackberry, currant, and dark cherry aromas mingle with traces of dark chocolate, anise, and spice on the nose. Flavors of cherries, bramble fruits, and plums interweave with nuances of white pepper, cocoa, and anise on the palate. Smooth and dark, with ample fruit and mellowed tannins, fans of supple Rhone blends ought to try this bottle.