Elegant roundness with mature & smooth tannins. Old-school Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Grenache plum fruit leads the nose, with raspberry fruit, some basil and rose hip. It’s not yet as one, all together, but is promising to be elegant. The palate rocks along on smooth red fruit and content, with a savoury nature and a good, gradual build in the tannins towards the finish. This is lucid, neat Châteauneuf, from the finesse school. The aftertaste is nicely oily and rounded.