Clos des Brusquieres 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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 backend cut. The mineral and floral components drive a very long, appealingly sweet finish shaped by smooth, harmonious tannins.
Clos des Brusquieres is an anomaly in this modern era of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This 8-hectare (19.76 acre) property makes one wine! No luxury cuvees, Cotes du Rhone, no single barrel one-offs. They pour all of their energy and focus into the estates single offering. This wine echoes back to a bygone era, and is the purist and most refreshing expression of Châteauneuf-du-Pape we have tasted in years!