Domaine Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine Bosquet des Papes|
Bottled three weeks before my visit, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Chante le Merle Vieilles Vignes is nevertheless impressive. Black raspberries are accented by hints of blood orange, cocoa and anise on the nose. Full-bodied, rich and packed with material, it's long and velvety on the finish, picking up notes of salted licorice. It's a terrific, age-worthy effort that should still be drinking well in 2035.