La Ferme du Mont Côtes Capelan Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  78857

La Ferme du Mont's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cotes Capelan is a fantastic example of Southern Rhône Grenache, albeit one made with a modern take (about a third of the wine was raised in barrels). Hints of vanilla appear on the nose, adding a bit of richness to the bright red berries and orange zest notes. It's a full-bodied, lush, creamy-textured wine, with fine tannins and hints of mulling spices on the long, silky finish. Great intensity, vibrant fruit and a plush texture make this a special wine indeed. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. Drink date: 2018-2030. Score - 96. (Joe Czerwinski,, Aug. 31, 2018)