2017 Famille Perrin 'Les Sinards' Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Winemaker Notes: The other Châteauneuf of the family! For the most part Les Sinards is made from the young vines at Beaucastel and a neighboring vineyard we farm. Mostly Grenache, this is a classic Châteauneuf du Pape. Intense red color with violet undertones. On the nose, it offers an intense bouquet of red and black fruit, sweet spices, noble wood and some mineral notes. The palate is balanced between freshness and softness with fine and elegant tannins and a very long finish.
Wine Enthusiast - "Profoundly ripe but pristine blackberry and plum are cutting and crisp in this full bodied but vibrant red. Deep mineral tones as well as firm, angular tannins contribute to its edgy style. It drinks well now but is structured enough to improve through 2027 and hold further."
Robert Parker - "More firm and backwards, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Hauts Lieux is a longer-term prospect. Big minerality, dark fruits, iron, steel and licorice all emerge from the glass. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, edgy and concentrated, with building tannin. Give this beauty 4-5 years in the cellar and enjoy through 2032. It should be one of the longest lived efforts in the vintage."
Wine Spectator - "Stylish, with warm plum sauce and blackberry puree flavors gliding through, inlaid with dark tea, singed sandalwood and anise notes. Offers a nice finishing kick of fruit and spice. Accessible now, thanks to the alluring fruit. Drink now through 2030."
Jeb Dunnuck - "Moving to the Châteauneuf Du Pape releases, the entry-level 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Sinards offers a medium to full-bodied, elegant, fruit-forward style that carries plenty of garrigue, dried earth, and charcuterie notes. It’s a total charmer to enjoy over the coming 6-8 years. Rating: 89-91"
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