Starting with the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from Jean-Paul Versino, this is another one of those "Provence in a glass" wines that offers loads of character in its kirsch, mulled blackberries, new saddle leather, gamey meats, lavender, and spice-driven aromas and flavors. These all carry to a medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant Châteauneuf du Pape with terrific overall balance, silky tannins, and a great finish. It’s not the biggest, richest version of this cuvée, but it shines for its incredible complexity and character as well as its balance. It’s going to drink brilliantly for 10-15 years or more. The blend is 70% Grenache, 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and the balance a mix of permitted varieties.Jeb Dunnuck - Jeb Dunnuck 92
If you've ever asked me for a CDP rec I'm sure Bois de Boursan was in the conversation. I've had the pleasure to visit this estate a few times and they are as "old school" as you can get. B d Boursan is always a wine of finesse, with amazing freshness and loads of Provencal character. I love it!