This, from higher up, is more nervy, with red fruit and so much tension. It’s fine and intense, fresh and beautiful. There’s 20% Mourvedre, 60% Grenache, 10% Counoise, 10% Cinsault. Pure and saline, with a wonderful spicy, thyme character, plus a slight balsamic, raspberry essence. Wonderful.
A true “wow” wine, the deep, concentrated 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux (there's 20% Mourvèdre) offers awesome notes of blackcurrants, smoked meats, graphite, crushed rocks, and licorice. Extraordinarily concentrated, perfectly balanced, structured, and long, it's another sensational wine from this estate. It needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will cruise for 15-20 after that.
Young 2021 - 2026
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Young 2022 - 2036
Ready 2020 - 2030