2013 Domaine de Ferrand Chateauneuf du Pape
Madeline Triffon, MS Selection: "Very pretty wine, complete and balanced, delicious for current consumption."
Vinous - "Vivid ruby-red. Sexy, mineral-tinged raspberry and lavender pastille aromas pick up a pungent note of garrigue with air and show excellent clarity. Sappy, penetrating and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of white pepper. The mineral note echoes on the impressively persistent, subtly sweet finish, which is framed by suave, fine-grained tannins."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The only 2013 presented (I reviewed his two Côtes du Rhône from barrel last year) and a pretty, perfumed wine from Bravey, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape (93% Grenache, 2% Syrah, 2% Mourvèdre, 2% Bourboulenc and 1% Cinsault) offers lots of wild strawberry and darker berry fruits, lavender, underbrush and mint on the nose. Medium-bodied, seamless and elegant with a layered, silky style that makes it already hard to resist, it will still be better with short term cellaring and drink well through 2025. One of the rising stars in the appellation, proprietor Philippe Bravey fashions one of the most impressive, traditionally styled Châteauneuf du Papes in the region."
|Winery||Domaine de Ferrand|
|Grape Varietals||Red Rhone Blend|