Domaine Jean Royer Chateauneuf du Pape Sables de la Crau
Vivid ruby-red. Intense, sharply focused red fruit liqueur, spicecake and floral scents are complicated by suggestions of smoky minerals and Asian spices. Sappy, penetrating and appealingly sweet, offering silky raspberry and lavender pastille flavors that put on weight and spread out steadily with air. Closes smooth, sweet and impressively long, displaying suave, fine-grained tannins and resonating florality.
100% Grenache. Soil: Prestigious local La Crau, exposure Northeast Culture: Traditional farming (according to the lunar calendar). Production: 450 bottles.