Brotte Chateauneuf du Pape Secret Barville 2016
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
Wine EnthusiastFirm, sandpapery tannins frame this rich, undulating blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Studded with glossy blueberry and preserved black-cherry flavors, it's an intense, brooding wine shaded by hints of crushed earth and coffee grinds. It drinks beautifully already, but should mature elegantly through 2035.
Wine AdvocateLooking much better than the bottle I tasted last year, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Secret Barville starts off with notes of stewed and spiced raspberries. It's full-bodied and supple, offering a smooth, creamy drink laden with cherry and chocolate flavors. 2019 - 2027.