Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf du Pape 2020
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Clos du Mont-Olivet|
"This 2021 Chateauneuf has wonderful red fruit aromas and a very satisfying harmony, which is more than most of the wines. Lots of gentle tannins give this a pleasantly mellow mouthfeel that's very easy to enjoy, but also sophisticated. Long, graceful finish. Drink or hold." James Suckling 93 points Drink 2023+
The 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape matured for 20 months in a combination of foudre, concrete and steel tanks. This 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers up lively aromas of ripe red and black fruits, tomato leaf, cloves and dried herbs. It is a polished and layered full-bodied red with ripe tannins and bright acidity, capturing the freshness really well.
The only Châteauneuf du Pape released in 2021, the 2021 Châteauneuf Du Pape checks in as 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre, and a handful of other varieties, raised in mostly in foudre but some concrete and steel. It has a beautiful, classic style in its crunch cherry and strawberry fruit as well as complex notes of rose petals, peppery herbs, and forest floor. This medium-bodied, fresh, lively, elegant 2021 has terrific overall balance, the more linear, focused profile of the vintage, and a great finish.