Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape 'Mourre des Perdrix' 2017 - 750ml

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94-96pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The final blend for the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Mourre des Perdrix is 69% Grenache, 15% each Mourvèdre and Syrah and 1% Cinsault. All from the sandy soils of the Mourre des Perdrix lieu-dit, it matured in a mix of demi-muids, older barrels and wooden uprights. Vibrant and fresh despite its 16% alcohol, it delivers peppered black cherries and fine tea-like nuances in waves. It's full-bodied and silky-textured but also concentrated and tannic, with a long, long finish.  Joe Czerwinski

95pts Jeb Dunnuck

Leading off the three special cuvées, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Mourre Des Perdrix comes from sandy soils near the estate and is always one of the more elegant, seamless wines from this estate. Beautiful red and blue fruits, kirsch, flowers, and spice notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, seamless, incredibly floral 2017 that has silky, polished tannins. This cuvée is 70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre (there’s a splash of Cinsault) and it’s brought up in a mix of larger oak tanks and demi-muids.

Winemaker Notes

Notes of raspberry, ground laurel, garrigue and butterscotch. The mouth is very elegant with velvety tannins and a long dark berries and licorice finish.

Blend: 69% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 1% Cinsault