Blason du Rhône Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2013

Incredibly enjoyable and well-balanced red from Rhone’s most famous appellation.

Jean-Philippe Perrin made this excellent value Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Boasting full-bodied fruit and spice, the Blason du Rhone is dark red ruby in colour.

On the nose, drinkers will enjoy a sensation of smoky and spicy complexity over vivid smells of blackberry and cherry fruit. From the off, it’s hard to seperate this wine from the Christmas season.

At first full bodied, this Châteauneuf-du-Pape has a surprisingly easy drinking and rounded finish. With plenty of fruit keeping the tannins soft but charming, it’s a cracking poultry red and would go excellently with your Christmas meal.

Alternatively, drink it alone and enjoy the warming tobacco, cherry and raspberry notes that give this wine its character. Interestingly, a sweet vanilla taste sometimes develops in the back of your throat giving this particular Châteauneuf-du-Pape a rousing complexity.

Super good value as well (Down to £14.99, usually £22.49, Waitrose, Feb 2015).

 

Serve with…

…poultry. Even though this is full bodied, its fruity flavour makes it an excellent match with chicken, turkey and duck.

BFW Rating


Overall

A spicy Châteauneuf-du-Pape with flavours of cherry, blackberry and tobacco. Perfect with Christmas dinner.

Body:
Full


Variety:
Grenache, Syrah, Mouvedre, Local Varieties


Region:
Rhone, France


Alcohol:
14.0%

Vintage:
2013


Price:
£££ (Medium High)


Suitable for:
Vegetarians & Vegans


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