$50, 3 stars, 91 points, Chateauneuf-du-pape, france, grenache, Mourvèdre, southern rhone, syrah, VWTC
I love a CDP, as does our virtual tasting group but this one was not a crowd pleaser. Medium ruby colored it had pronounced aromas of game (road kill), tomato, sawdust, violets, herbs de Provence and baked/stewed blueberry. The palate was dry with well integrated medium (+) tannins, low acidity and a medium body. Flavors of game, stewed blueberry, charcoal, smoke, and a waxy component were noted. The finish was decently long for this 91 point wine. I scored it 15 points on our grading scale and for $50 it only gets 3 stars from me. The pro’s went as high as 96 points for this old vine Grenache blended with Syrah and Mourvedre. I would drink this angular wine with stews or perhaps a venison roast. Cellar wise- it should go till 2030. Salut…..