Domaine de Ferrand 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape
Nearly 90% Grenache, with the balance other permitted varieties. Very pretty, ripe, fresh aromas of red and blue berry fruits, lavender and Provencal herbs, spice, minerals and cassis. On the palate the wine is powerful and bright, with loads of red and dark berries, spice, liquorice, minerals, olive and dried herbs. Great freshness and vibrancy, and powerful yet very refined tannins give the wine excellent length of finish. Powerful and sweet-fruited, with a rich, glycerol-laced finish. Very impressive.
96-98 points, Jeb Dunnuck; 94 points, Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate).