Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de Pignan 2016
“It’s remarkably, delightfully complex and rewards a swift double-decant from bottle to jug and back to bottle. It’s still young and this allows air to soften the tannins and release the rich, ripe fruit and hints of liquorice, spice and, yes, even chocolate. I loved it…” Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
Domaine de Pignan have produced a marvellous, rich wine with eight different grape varieties from vines that are on average 80 years old. They are at the top of the tree in Châteauneuf and this 2016 (a 10/10 vintage) earned a thoroughly deserved 92 points from The Wine Advocate. Great wine here.