What the Critics say
The 100% Grenache 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée De Mon Aïeul is stunning stuff, and my money is on it checking in near the top of the vintage. Partially destemmed and brought up in demi-muids, this kirsch, blackberry, white flower, candle wax, and spice-loaded beauty is full-bodied, has a wonderfully layered texture, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It’s certainly a more elegant version of this cuvée and is reminiscent of the 2006. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following 15.
From 75-90yr old vines in select parcels in La Crau, Bédines and Greenhouses. Cuvee de Mon Aieul is aged in only concrete to allow an unadulterated expression of the amazing old fruit.