Châteauneuf du Pape 2017, Domaine le Jas des Papes
Our love for the wines of the Rhône is no secret, and one could make a strong case for this as the region with the best quality for money of any in France. Our latest find is from Le Jas des Papes in Courthézon - acquired by Michel Audibert in 2014, whose family had previously been winemakers in Provence for a century.
Michel's 2017 very much caught our eye, with its striking presence, and a few more years bottle-age than many we have tried. Made principally from grenache, of course, with a little syrah to add more structure. Delicious now, but with plenty of structure to tuck a few more bottle away in the cellar.
- Ben Godfrey, Wine Buyer, FromVineyardsDirect.