Chateau de la Font du Loup Chateauneuf du Pape 2019
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Chateau de la Font du Loup|
Moving to the 2019s, the deeper ruby-hued 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape checks in as 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault. Gorgeous framboise and jammy strawberry fruits as well as flowers, spice, and herbes de Provence-like notes all emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a layered, seamless texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. It's one of the bigger, sexier wines I've tasted from this estate, yet it still plays in the seamless, elegant style of the estate beautifully. It will evolve for over a decade.
Gently mulled cherry and damson plum fruit is lined with lavender, garrigue and sandalwood accents. Charming finish lets red tea and sanguine notes linger. Drink now through 2030.
Shimmering ruby. Ripe, spice-accented red and blue fruit scents are sharpened by a smoky mineral nuance. Offers plush black raspberry, cherry and candied lavender flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Finishes sappy, gently sweet and long, with rounded tannins and repeating spiciness.