M. Chapoutier 2016 La Bernardine Red (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Editors' Choice

Murmurs of burnt cinnamon and leather accent brisk raspberry and sour-cherry preserves in this powerful but elegant Grenache (augmented by 5% each of Syrah and Mourvédre). Tasted in January 2021, its red-fruit flavors are still pure and vibrant, but reveal inflections of earth, smoke and fur. Plush tannins and a wisp of heat linger on the finish. Seductive now, the wine should continue to improve through 2035 and hold further. Anna Lee C. Iijima

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  • Alcohol
    15%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Importer
    Terlato Wines International
  • Date Published
    5/1/2021
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