Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf du Pape 2019
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine Paul Autard|
Lush and ripe, with a velvety core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit flavors lined with gently singed alder and cedar. Light savory and warm earth accents fill in on the finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2032. 1,600 cases made, 500 cases imported.
The base 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Paul Autard checks in as 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre that was brought up in 50% new French oak. Made in a rich, well-oaked, yet pure and balanced style, it has lots of ripe black raspberry and blackberry fruits, hints of vanilla and spice, medium to full body, a round, lush texture, and ripe yet present tannins. This pleasure-bent beauty will benefit from a year or two in bottle and shine for 10-12 years.