Parc Saint Charles Cotes du Rhone la Pinede 2017
Full-bodied, rich, earthy, spicy, meaty: all the things that the Côtes-du-Rhône are supposed to possess, to the max. Yet this is not a concentrated, cordial-like wine, but has great edge and a fresh, long finish with firm tannins right through to the tip of its tail. Better than the majority of basic Châteauneuf-du-Papes and a third of the price. Very highly recommended. Drink now to 2025.