|Varietal||Southern Rhone Blend Red|
Wine Advocate (WA)
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape came across as classic and very traditional on this showing, with a firm, structured feel that will benefit from short term cellaring. Offering up notes of kirsch, Asian spice, licorice and ground herbs, it has bright acidity, solid concentration and an elegant, lengthy feel. Give it another couple years and enjoy bottles through 2027. – Jeb Dunnuck – 31-10-2014
Vinous Media (VM)
Bright ruby. Explosive red and dark berry scents are complicated by suggestions of fresh flowers, Asian spices and smoky minerals. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering intense black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that put on weight with air. Gentle tannins sneak in slowly and fold smoothly into the wine's sweet fruit on the strikingly long spicy, floral finish.