Rhone Valley, France
Rhone Blend, A blend of Grenache , Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Visual: Intense garnet red in colour tinged with dark purple.
Nose: Delicate aromas of stewed stone fruits, red berries, cherries
Palate: Features nuances of stone fruit such as plum and sour cherry combined with notes of light tobacco and spices to lend great complexity to this wine. This ensemble of flavours, with affirmative, well-integrated tannins results in a lengthy finish.
Serve this wine at 18°C with stewed meats such as a coq au vin and game.
SCORE: 90 2020 | DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS
Delicate aromas of lifted floral, pepper and herbal notes, lead on to Morello cherry and soft spice on the palate.
SCORE: 92 2019 | WINE ENTHUSIAST
Cherry and plum flavours 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
SCORE: 88-91 2019 | JEBDUNNUCK.COM
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.
SCORE: 90 2019 | JEBDUNNUCK.COM
The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Louis Bernard is a forward, sexy wine that's loaded with notions of black raspberries, melted liquorice, 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.
SCORE: GOLD, JUDGE'S SELECTION | 2019 | TEXSOM INTERNATIONAL WINE AWARDS
SCORE: 89 | 2015 | FOOD & BEVERAGE WORLD
Blackberry, currant, and dark cherry aromas mingle with traces of dark chocolate, anise, and spice on the nose. Flavours 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.
SCORE: 95 | JULY 2, 2015 | ULTIMATE WINE CHALLENGE FINALIST
Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation.