This is what drinking Chateauneuf du Pape is all about to me. What a phenomenal wine. Red fruited with a soaring, complex nose. Floral, roses, plum, cherry, garrigue and earth. It manages to have perfect balance with alcohol firmly in check, and structure, acid, and fruit being in harmony. While it’s nicely red fruited, it is explosive on the palate nonetheless. This is a wine to buy by the case (if it wasn’t for the current going rate). Fans of traditional CdP will love this.