Domaine Jean Royer Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
Brilliant red. Vibrant, mineral-accented cherry and raspberry aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied lavender and allspice. Juicy, focused and appealingly sweet, offering intense red and dark berry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. In a fairly rich style for this bottling, but there's no lack of energy here. Fine-grained tannins lend shape to the finish, which hangs on with strong, red-fruit-driven tenacity.
90% Grenache, 5% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre. The yield is only about 25 hl./ha.