Vignobles Mayard Chateauneuf du Pape la Crau de Ma Mere 2011
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
Also structured, yet with none of the astringency found in the Domaine du Pere Pape, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau de Ma Mere (60% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah) offers up notions of ground pepper, soy, black cherry, licorice and loamy soil to go with a medium-bodied, rich and nicely textured palate. It's a delicious, classic Chateauneuf to drink over the coming 4-5 years.
Rather ripe, with raisin, plum, melted red licorice and warm fruitcake notes that flirt with jammy, though there's enough tension to keep this honest through the finish, exhibiting briary grip and toasted wood spice accents. Drink now through 2024. 1,600 cases made.