Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2015, 75cl
A stunner from the get-go, with waves of thoroughly seductive boysenberry, plum, blueberry and raspberry reduction forming the core, while roasted apple wood, rooibos tea, bergamot, and anise notes flash throughout. Has plenty of bass, with a Turkish coffee accent and a hint of alder driving underneath. Everything moves in lockstep through the seriously long finish. Best from 2020 through 2045.
30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 10% Counoise, 10% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 15% Vaccarese, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, 5% Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul, Clairette, Picardan