75% Grenache 15% Syrah / 10% (Mourvedre, Cinsault, Vaccareze, & Muscardin) from 50-100 year old vines. The Grenache is aged entirely in tank, while the other 25% varieties are aged 12 months in New French oak.
Winemaker: Phillipe Cambie
Aromas of currants, dark cherry, leather, and smoky savory notes. On the palate, lots of tannin and structure, with a generous amount of acidity. Concentrated dark fruits of dusty blackberry and black currant jumps out.
Jeb Dunnuck: 94 Points
“As always, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes has a touch more dark fruits, more concentration, and more structure, which makes it less approachable but more age-worthy. Blackcurrants, ground pepper, bouquet garni, crushed rocks, and garrigue notes all emerge from this structured, focused, yet ripe and beautifully textured Châteauneuf Du Pape.”
Wine Advocate: 93 Points
“The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes starts off with scents of tapenade, then adds ripe cherries and cola notes. Dark and concentrated, it’s full-bodied and open-knit, with a touch of chocolate on the long finish.”