André Chateauneuf-du-Pape rouge 2012

$54

Jacqueline André is unusually passionate about her vines. She refers to one plot of grenache planted in 1877 as hergrandes dames; they were a gift from her grandfather, and today she treats them with extreme care and affection. The ancient rows are hardly straight, but the fruit they produce is of the highest quality.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is always a long-lived wine, but André’s 2012 rouge is a treat even now. The nose shows stone fruit jam, with browned butter, lavender, and cedar. The mouth shows prune and black raspberry, with intense licorice and wild cherry on the very long finish. The wine is classically rich and long, but expertly balanced with a cool earthiness that keeps it fresh.

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