Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf du Pape 2018
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine de la Solitude|
Moving to the reds and based on 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, and the rest Cinsault and Counoise, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape shows the vintage beautifully with its upfront, Provençal, incredibly charming personality. Loaded with ripe cherry and more red berry fruits as well as plenty of peppery garrigue and spice, it's medium-bodied and has light tannins, terrific overall balance, and a great finish. It's already impossible to resist, and I suspect it will be best enjoyed over the coming 10-12 years.