Châteauneuf-du-Pape is famously the strongest, most powerful, and longest-lived wine of the southern Rhône. This wine from contracted growers is a classic expression of the region with aromas and flavors of cherry, thyme, lavender, truffle, and olives..
A focused, slightly taut style, with a good dose of singed cedar and alder framing the core of red currant, plum and bitter cherry paste flavors. Lots of bay leaf, rosemary and sanguine accents fill in on the finish, which keeps a cedary edge. For fans of the old-school style.