Vine age is an important contributory factor in the production of high quality Châteauneuf du Pape: a great number of the Charrier’s Grenache vines are centenarians, these gnarled vines giving richly concentrated juice. A field blend, predominantly comprising Grenache (95%) with the other 12 grape varieties authorised for Châteauneuf production (most red, some white), this is a fine-boned Châteauneuf style. Deep ruby colour, with incredibly fragrant red fruit aromas, there is generous mid-palate power here that builds layer upon layer in the mouth. The texture is beautifully fine, tannins being elegant and bringing freshness. The finish is long, ripe and full of finesse (for drinking 2022-2030+).