Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf du Pape 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine Paul Autard|
It is a balanced, elegant, deeply colored and vividly flavored Châteauneuf-du-Pape, due to the old vines' naturally low yields. It brims with fresh and pure dark berry fruit and notes of black pepper and chocolate.
Black cherry and blackberry fruit leads the way here, followed quickly by subtle notes of bay leaf, singed cedar, warm earth and chestnut. The smoldering finish has good grip, showing some old-school character. Best from 2020 through 2035.