2011 Paul Avril, "Clos des Papes" Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone

Press and Tasting Notes

Delivers a beautifully pure and velvety note of cassis that holds sway over an ample range of blackberry paste, blood orange, singed apple wood and bergamot notes. The long finish shows succulent flesh and a buried iron accent. The grip is integrated, the acidity mouthwatering and the depth impressive for the vintage.