La Reserve (0.75 L)
A 60-40 blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre from the lieux-dits of La Guigasse and Pignan, I’m happy to say the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve has come in at the top end of my expectations for it. They produced 6,136 bottles of this elixir, which offers magical aromas of mixed berries, roses and exotic spices. It’s full-bodied and weightless at the same time, boasting waves of silky, caressing, seductive tannins and an incredibly long finish. Despite its light touch, it seems assured of evolving over a couple of decades. Sheer gossamer perfection!
WA / RP: 100