Domaine de la Solitude Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition Rouge 2019
$89.90 inc. GST
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93/100 – Jeb Dunnuck
93/100 – Wine Spectator
92/100 – Vinous/Antonio Galloni
91/100 – Wine & Spirits
“One smoking good bottle of wine, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape is 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and the rest Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Counoise that was brought up mostly in concrete tanks. It’s as drinkable and delicious as they come, offering lots of red and black fruits, dried garrigue, and spice aromatics, medium to full-bodied richness, silky tannins, and wonderful balance. It’s Provence in a bottle. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years.” – Jeb Dunnuck
“Ripe and juicy, with a nice compact feel to the mix of raspberry compote, red licorice and red currant preserve flavors. Subtle garrigue hints dot the finish and there’s a nice tarry streak as well. Needs just a touch of cellaring to coax it out fully. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Best from 2024 through 2034.” – Wine Spectator
“Deep ruby-red. Expressive red berry and cherry aromas are complemented by building spice and licorice accents. Gently sweet and broad in the mouth, offering lively black raspberry, cherry liqueur and baking spice flavors that show no rough edges. Closes supple and long, with repeating floral and spice notes and gentle tannins that lend shape and final grip.” – Vinous
“Spicy and herbal, this has a brisk, crunchy feel to its fruit which makes it extremely palate-whetting. It’s tart and cranberry-ish, with a graphite- like minerality that firms it up. For lamb sausages.” – Wine & Spirits
Tasting Notes: A bouquet of garrigue, flowers of cistus, blackcurrant buds. A mouth full of freshness and balance, with aromas of cocoa and morello cherry, with a long and liquorice finish. In its youth, this vintage is perfect to pair with a shoulder of lamb slow roasted in oven, roast pigeon with porcini mushroom, and from its fifth year, stew, Daube Provencal, all game and many cheeses.
Winemaking: Harvesting is done by hand in 25 kg crates. After a double selection of the best bunches in the vineyard then on the sorting table. The grapes are vinified as whole or destemmed according to the grape varieties. They are vinified in truncated concrete vats. The wines are then aged for 25% in barrels, demi muids and foudre and 75% in vats during 18 months. The wine is bottled without filtration or fining.
Varieties: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault.
Region: Chateauneuf-de-pape AOC, France