Château de Nalys Saintes Pierres de Nalys Chateauneuf du Pape 2017
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|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Château de Nalys|
"This Grenache-dominant blend offers black cherry and cassis flavors edged by hints of leather and fire-roasted chestnuts. Fine-grained, integrated tannins make it approachable now, but this should drink beautifully through 2030." Wine Enthusiast 94 points Drink 2023-32
Glistening ruby. Spice-accented dark berries and cherry on the nose, along with suggestions of garrigue and smoky minerals. Juicy blackberry, cherry cola and lavender Wavors provide very good palate coverage and turn spicier with air. The Woral note carries through a clinging, energetic Ynish shaped by smooth, well-knit tannins.
Coming from tiny yields (the estate was down 40% in 2017), the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Saintes Pierres De Nalys offers a ripe, medium to full-bodied, balanced style as well as lots of classic dark berry fruits, licorice, garrigue, and peppery goodness. Balanced, with a great core of fruit, it's a softer, more forward, charming wine than the grand vin and is ideal for drinking over the coming decade.
Marked by hints of allspice and clove, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Saintes Pierres delivers classic leather and cherry flavors. It's medium to full-bodied, yet silky and streamlined, well-balanced for its stated 15% alcohol. Drink it over the next 5-8 years.
A traditional style, with a slightly dried edge to the mix of cherry, damson plum and red currant fruit, with a dusting of sandalwood and rooibos tea notes on the finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2027. 800 cases imported.