2020 Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rhone France

$44.99 USD

Winemaker Notes
Offering a complex nose with hints of crushed raspberry, licorice and graphite. The mouth is round with an excellent balance and a nice finish.

Blend: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre

Rated 94 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Looking at the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape, it's a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 15% Mourvedre from all the estate's holdings. Ruby/plum-hued, with a great nose of black raspberries, new saddle leather, Provençal herbs, and Asian spices, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless, elegant, layered mouthfeel, perfect balance, and a great finish. It might be one of the finest examples of the base cuvée I've tasted.

Rated 94 Points James Suckling
A harmonious and well-made Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Notes of red berries, dried thyme, bay leaves, mild spices and hints of black olives. Full-bodied with finely grained tannins. Well-balanced and layered with a velvety touch on the palate and a generous and focused long finish.