2018 Domaine Giraud Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
Blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, from 50-to-80-year-old vines, with the Grenache and Mourvedre aged all in concrete and the Syrah in 2-to-6-year-old barrels. A biggie but more Notorious than Chris Christie. Sexy flavors over loudness. Sweet black currants and cherries with licorice and a range of wild herbs, from sage to thyme and lavender. The bigness is more on the mouth with loads of fat fruit that is supple yet textured and layered with a fine prettiness to it.