Looking first at the classic 2019 Chateauneuf Du Pape, it's a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% each of Syrah and Mourvedre, and the rest a mix of varieties, raised two years in foudre. Gorgeous and incredibly Provencal notes of ripe cherries, blackberries, new saddle leather, and peppery garrigue give way to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, seamless Chateauneuf du Pape with a wonderful sense of purity and freshness, both good acidity and building tannins, and a great finish. This is pure, traditional, utterly classic Chateauneuf du Pape done brilliantly. Buy a case and enjoy any time over the coming 15+ years.

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