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Châteauneuf- du-Pape AOC
This is a classic, exceptional Chateauneuf-du-Pape, that exhibits exotic asian spice, stone, and a pretty mix of red and black fruit.
Andy McNamara MS
Mary Gorman-McAdams MW
Writer: Justin Vann Editor: Shana Clarke
Bonpas Chateauneuf-du-Pape is produced in the 12th century fortress of Bon Passage that overlooked the Durance river between Rome and Avignon. It was both a military outpost and convent. The wine itself is similarly monolithic, taking on a more ripe, intense expression of this wine region. Vivid strawberry, raspberry liqueur, and black cherry give way to the rocky flavor of sun-baked Galets roulés and granite. It keeps going though; lavender, red peppercorns, smoke, blood, and orange zest add stunning depth of complexity. It clocks in at 15% percent alcohol, but doesn’t quite show it; it has the massive elegance of a football player practicing ballet. It provides tons of drinking pleasure now, but will mature gracefully for 10 to 15 years down the line.