Mestre Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2020


Christophe Mestre makes a single red Châteauneuf du Pape each year, vinfiying the different grapes separately and carefully combining them to come up with each year’s vintage. We have been buying there for five years now, and have watched him consistently craft delicious wine from the varied elements each vintage offers.

The rouge is 40% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre, 25% Grenache, and 5% Cinsault, and it’s truly delicious. There is plum, licorice, and maybe a touch of chocolate in the nose. In the mouth, the wine is rich and round, with plenty of support and no feeling of heat. The finish is long and velvety. Robert Parker’s reviewer found “plummy fruit and hints of espresso,” calling it “supple and easy-drinking.”

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