Wild black and blue fruit, olive, spice, and applewood flavors will captivate your senses in the 2017 Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
At only eight hectares (19 acres), this tiny estate is super-focused on making one wine, and one wine only. There are no luxury cuvées, and no specialty blends. All efforts go into this stunningly pure and complex Chateauneuf.
Traditionally made, it is mostly Grenache and Syrah, with only the estate's best grapes making the cut.
What do we love most about this red?
For starters, it is the perfect wine for this time of year. The distinct aromas of wild berries, olive, and cedar will pair nicely with your favorite seasonal cuisine. It drinks well above its price and rivals most Chateauneufs at $65+.
A robust and highly acclaimed vintage, Brusquieres boasts terrific balance of fruit, structure, and minerality. Already approachable, it will provide enjoyment for another 10+ years.
94 / 100
"Deep brilliant red. An assertively perfumed bouquet evokes red berry preserves, exotic spices and candied lavender, along with a chalky mineral quality that builds as the wine opens up. Sweet, seamless and energetic in style, offering lithe raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors that show wonderful clarity and back-end cut. The mineral and floral components drive a very long, appealingly sweet finish shaped by smooth, harmonious tannins."