Clos Saint Antonin Chateauneuf du Pape 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Clos Saint Antonin|
The same mix of La Crau, Font de Loup, and Saint Georges lieux-dits brought up in a foudre, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape has a Rayas-like bouquet of kirsch liqueur, candied rose petal, orange zest, and spice. It's incredibly polished, elegant and layered on the palate, with fine tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish. This is a brilliant wine I'd be thrilled to have in the cellar.
Shimmering ruby. Mineral-accented cherry, black raspberry and licorice aromas pick up a floral nuance as the wine opens up. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering juicy cherry, raspberry preserve and floral pastille flavors that are firmed by a spine of tangy acidity. Deepens with air and finishes very long and spicy, displaying well-knit tannins and repeating red fruit and floral character.