Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquières Cuvée Spéciale 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine de la Charbonniere|
Breathtaking aromas of garrigue, cracked pepper and ripe raspberries mark the nose of the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquieres, a 60-40 blend of Grenache and Syrah from the galets roulés of the les Brusquières lieu-dit. Aged in a small proportion of demi-muids, with 85% remaining in wooden vats, it's full-bodied and velvety, with ample tannins and a long, concentrated finish that easily hides its 16% alcohol.
From the northern part of the appellation and a mix of Grenache, Syrah, and Counoise, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Speciale Les Hautes Brusquières boasts a saturated purple color as well as impressive, yet closed and tight notes of dark fruits, ground pepper, and garrigue. It opens up with time in the glass, is medium to full-bodied, has loads of structured, and is another seriously impressive wine from this estate. Do your best to hide bottles for 3-4 years.