What the Critics say
The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Reserve Des Deux Freres is another brilliant wine. Also all Grenache, it has a slightly darker, more dense style that carries killer notes of blackcurrants, chocolate, roasted garrigue, and spring flowers. It’s a big, rich Châteauneuf du Pape, yet it never goes over the edge and shows the vintage’s pure, elegant, fresher style beautifully. This blockbuster styled barrel sample is going to need 4-5 years of bottle age, and I suspect be in the top handful of wines in the vintage.
From 75-90yr old vines mostly in select parcels in La Crau, Bédines and Greenhouses. Unlike the Cuvee de Mon Aieul, Reserve des 2 Freres is aged in 50% demi-barriques (112L) and 50% new Bordeaux style barrels (225L).