The Riches and Richness of Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Dec 2019)

Deep bright-hued ruby. Spice-accented cherry and raspberry scents are complicated by suggestions of candied flowers, allspice and succulent herbs. Juicy and penetrating on the palate, offering intense red and blue fruit, allspice and star anise flavors that turn sweeter as the wine slowly opens up. Shows excellent clarity and spicy cut on the youthfully tannic finish, which lingers with strong, red-fruit-driven tenacity.