Châteauneuf-du-Pape Anonyme 2017 AOC
Producer: XAVIER VIGNON
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