Châteauneuf-du-Pape Anonyme 2017 WA 95

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Anonyme 2017 AOC 


Country: France ---- Region: Rhone Valley

"The striking 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme is 60% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre and the rest minor varieties (there's no Syrah). Aged in a mix of foudres, demi-muids, barrique, and concrete tanks, it shows hints of mocha and toast on the nose, but the blackberry and red plum fruit is mouthwatering and fresh, richly concentrated, and spicy. Full-bodied, it is ripe, silky, and concentrated while remaining crisp on the lengthy finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 Points

"The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Anonyme is the flagship and is mostly Grenache that was sourced from numerous terroirs throughout Châteauneuf-du-Pape and brought up in a mix of tank and barrels (some new). It offers a rocking bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, lavender, Asian spices, and graphite. Like all of Xavier's 2016s, it has purity, freshness, and richness, yet still packs ample richness and depth. Give this full-bodied, elegant red another few years, and it will keep for a decade."
Jeb Dunnuck,, 95 Points



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