Domaine de la Solitude 2017 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Description

"Whiffs of dried strawberry and cherry mingle into darker notes of smoke and spice in this perfumed blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. A luscious, voluminous sip, it floods the palate with primary cherry and raspberry flavors but also a crush of minerals too. This readily approachable wine with fine, silky tannins should gain earthier complexities through 2030." Wine Enthusiast 95 Points, Editor's Choice

"Warm and lush, with dark plum, blackberry and raspberry compote flavors rolling through, wrapped in black licorice notes and carried by a light tarry edge on the finish. Enjoyable up front, but has the stuffing for cellaring. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Drink now through 2035." Wine Spectator 93 Points

"Light brilliant violet. Pungent black and blue fruit, licorice and succulent herb aromas are complemented by subtle game and violet notes. Coats the palate with plush blueberry, cherry liqueur and fruitcake flavors sharpened by a late jolt of spicy white pepper. Round, sneaky tannins shape the finish, which lingers with strong, dark-berry-driven persistence. In an ample, generous style for an entry-level bottling, but entirely in keeping with this rich vintage. 75% concrete tanks and 15% demi-muids and barriques." Josh Raynolds for Vinous, 92 Points

"Very much a classic representative of the appellation, Solitude's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is full-bodied and generous, lush and creamy through the mid-palate, then firming up slightly on the finish. Cola, spice and cherry flavors mingle easily, finishing long and savory. The assemblage is 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% each Cinsault and Counoise, with aging in concrete tank (90%) and foudres (10%)." Robert Parker 91 Points


 



Collections: France, French - Rhone, Wine

Type: WINE


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