Château de la Gardine, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, 2016
60% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah
Ripe, dark and stormy, this resplendent wine has an enticing red fruit and dried herbal bouquet. The palate is a dazzling welded fusion of cherry, leather and black fruits on a spicy base plate, the tannins suave and integrated, oak employed for texture. Bravo!