CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE

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2013 Tradition Domaine Jean Royer

Grapes Syrah, Grenache
Colour Red
Origin France, Rhône
Village Châteauneuf du Pape
ABV 15.5%

Vivid red. Explosively perfumed red berry and floral scents are complicated by Asian spices and smoky minerals. Juicy and sharply focused on the palate, with sappy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors given spine and lift by tangy acidity. This pure, nicely balanced wine finishes with excellent clarity and suave, 3ven tannins. There's more than a passing resemblance to Burgundy here, and really good Burgundy at that.
91 - 93/100 (Apr 2015)

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Jean-Marie Royer inherited his vines in 1985, and set about improving the grape varietal mix and the vinification from then. Since more than half of the domaine is in unclassified ('Vin de Table') or 'Côtes du Rhône, he has developed a marque 'Le Petit Roy' sold as Vin de Table' for everything that does not make it into the Châteaneuf cuvées. The Petit Roy has been a big hit in the shops. His Châteauneufs are just gorgeous, and in the context of some of the Parkerised dottiness going on, offer refreshingly fantastic value for money. He has undoubtedly been much helped his close friend the star oenologist Philippe Cambié, who he went to school with and also played rugby with for many years. Cambié is more famous for a full-on rather extracted style, but Jean-Marie has imposed his own, fresher, brighter style on all his wines which are crunchy and well-defined.

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