2016 Maison Brotte ‘Secret Barville’ Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Wine Spectator 93: Lush and rustic, offering raspberry, plum and cherry preserve flavors that cruise through slowly, with light sandalwood, garrigue and brick dust accents filling in on the finish. Reveals a pleasant tug of earth. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2022 through 2035.
Wine Enthusiast 95: Firm, sandpapery tannins frame this rich, undulating blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Studded with glossy blueberry and preserved black-cherry flavors, it's an intense, brooding wine shaded by hints of crushed earth and coffee grinds. It drinks beautifully already, but should mature elegantly through 2035.