Châteauneuf du Pape 'A la Gloire de mon Père' Bosquet des Papes 2019
Bosquet des Papes, Châteauneuf du Pape
A few years ago, this traditional 32ha estate had a new lease of life when son Nicolas Boiron took over from his father Maurice. Both men are built like rugby forwards and the wines have a tendency to be like them; therefore, it is advisable to keep them for a little while before drinking.
Almost all Grenache, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape A La Gloire De Mon Grand-Père comes from the La Gardiole lieu-dit and was aged 80% in demi-muids and 20% in foudre. Its deep purple/plum color is followed by a stunning array of black cherry, blackberry, and ripe strawberry fruits as well as candied flowers, orange blossom, and toasted spice. As with the old vine cuvée, the tannins have a firm edge and it's built with short-term cellaring in mind, yet the purity is brilliant, I love its balance, and this is just a stunning Grenache that's going to have two decades of pure pleasure giving.
Grapes: 100 Years old vines Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre