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2019 Domaine de la Mordorée Châteauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre - 98+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Lastly, and a tiny production cuvée based on 100% Grenache brought up in new barrels, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Plume Du Peintre reveals a saturated, almost inky purple color as well as a mammoth-sized bouquet of blackcurrants, bloody meats, lead pencil, tobacco, chocolate, and crushed stone. A monster of a wine in every way, it nevertheless has notable purity, a full-bodied, layered, seamless texture, no hard edges, and a thrilling finish that offers more and more minerality with time in the glass. You don't see wines like this often today, but this is a singular, heavenly Grenache that's going to need 4-5 years of bottle age and live for 30-40 years if stored correctly given its concentration, structure, and purity. Hats off to the team at Domaine de la Mordorée for continuing to push the envelope and making incredibly singular wines!"

- Jeb Dunnuck (November 2021), 98+ pts