Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf du Pape 2018
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine de Beaurenard|
This is a rock-solid offering, with a core of dark fresh plum, succulent raspberry and gently steeped blackberry fruit flavors lined with graphite, anise and wood spice accents. Shows solid grip and nice energy for cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2035. 1,750 cases made, 250 cases imported.
A classic beauty, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape has textbook notes of red and black currants, black cherries, scorched earth, and roasted garrigue to go with a medium-bodied, lively, elegant style on the palate that's very much in the mold of the vintage. With solid mid-palate depth and moderate tannins, it's already approachable, yet this wine will certainly have 10-15 years of prime drinking ahead of it. It's a terrific, classic cuvée that I would be happy to have in the cellar.