Clos-des-Brusquières Châteauneuf du Pape 2013
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
This is lively, with singed spice and mesquite notes providing energy to the core of steeped plum and raspberry fruit. The streamlined finish lets savory and shiso accents check in, showing good persistence. This may fill out a bit more in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2025. 2,000 cases made.
Similar in style to the 2014, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape has plenty of cedar, spice Provençal herbs, pepper and kirsch to go with a medium-bodied, old school perfumed and complex style. It's relatively mid-weight and forward, but has tons of character. As with the 2014, the blend is 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and 5% other varieties, mostly from rocky soils, and spent 18 months in equal parts concrete tank and demi-muids. Drink bottles through 2023.