This is also a great vintage for the 2012 Chateauneuf du
Pape. Beautifully rich and layered, with fantastic concentration and
ultra-fine tannin, it delivers impressive aromas and flavors of dark
fruits, licorice, mineral, and plum. Dense and rich, yet with perfect
ripeness and bright acidity, it should end up being a classic example of
Beaucastel and have two decades of longevity.