Olivier & Lafont - Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2020
Gérald Lafont and Baptiste Olivier are known throughout France as two of the Rhône Valley's top oenologists. Their consulting work for many of the best estates throughout the region and in Provence has given them access to a percentage of the grape yield from some of the highest acclaimed vineyards in the region. Their collective wine-making knowledge and experience, combined with their access to some of the top fruit in the region, allows them to consistently create some of the best value wines in the Rhône today.
A luscious blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault makes this Châteauneuf-du-Pape utterly stunning. Made from vines up to 70 years of age, the deep roots extract supreme mineral flavor from the gratest depths of one of the world's most famous terroirs. There are such deep, entrancing aromas that emanate from the glass; a rich blend of red and dark berry fruit, mixed with notes of earth and hints of spice. It is structured and full-bodied, yet soft and sensual. Wonderfully minerality runs throughout the wine, mingling with lush cassis and dark jammy fruit flavors that caress the palate.