Clos des Papes 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhone Valley

    The late Paul Avril’s son, Vincent, is in charge of this venerable estate, where he carries on his family’s traditions brilliantly. This wine has almost too many attributes to list; nevertheless, its highlights include black tea, viscous framboise, grilled meat, and garrigue, a fragrant type of Mediterranean shrubland composed of lavender, thyme, and oak.

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