Rotem & Mounir Saouma Omnia Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  453621

I had the chance to look at three different components for this wine: samples from a concrete egg (powerful and explosive fruits and grainy textures), from 500-litre cask (drier, firmer and more serious), and from foudre (intense and juicy, with a just-pressed freshness). The fruit mass, drama and power is hugely impressive here, but there's a stony residue too. Surely a great Omnia in the making. Barrel sample. Drinking Window: 2020-2030. Score - 95. (Andrew Jefford,, April 15, 2018)