2017 Tour Saint Michel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Dreaming of a red that is luscious, powerful and gloriously red fruited? Sounds like a bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Led here by pure grenache save for a seasoning of syrah for structure. Ripe, silky black cherry and red berries are ably kept in check by herbal notes, licorice spice and firm tannins.
Mireille Fabre runs this fourth generation estate with panache, which has seen it ratchet ever upwards in quality since 2007.