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2020 Oratoire Cairanne Reserve Des Seigneurs

The RhôneRedHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 50.00 AUD

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Oratoire is simply one of the greatest Estates in the Southern Rhône, a pioneer in biodynamics; low sulphur; the retention of old vines; and a producer of stupendous wines of depth, intensity, purity and terroir expression.

Region - The Rhône

Type - Red

Year - 2020

Winery - Northern and Southern Rhône

Grape - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

We’re in mini-Châteauneuf territory. There are hints of spiced plum jam plus a little game flavour from the Mourvèdre. The palate is rich, succulent, and packed with flavours of black fruit and wild berries laced with black olive and liquorice. A wine of the south! A weave of tannin brings a fine structure to balance the generosity. This is for those who like their Rhône with real horsepower. Decanting will only add to the pleasure.

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Juicy and Fruity, Minimal Intervention, Totally Smashable

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Herbals, Meaty, Spices, Candied Fruit, Tannins

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

Medium purple and ruby with a jolly, lifted and fruity nose of sweet ripe berries, plum jam, heady spice, savoury herbals and hints of venison. In the mouth it's punchy and drives with sweet pastille fruit, fresh plum, blackcurrant, licorice, black olive, bittersweet spice and zesty acidity that brings a lot of freshness. Fine tannins give texture and a touch of dryness. It's a wine that doesn't take itself too seriously, but with airtime this grows with complexity and elegance.

Wine Worth Writing About

The Grape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a French wine appellation in the Southern Rhone, known for its luscious, complex, elegant and mineral red and white blends. The whites are usually made with Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, and Clairette, while the reds use Grenache for it's foundation with additions of Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault and more, but some of these wines can blend up to 20 varieties! Because of this, the results are often spectacularly complex and nuanced with a whole range of aromas and flavours and structure to last decades. These are some of the greatest wines on Earth!

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