Clos des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2021
These classically styled whites are a little more serious and structured than their counterparts. Look for classics like White Burgundy, Austrian Gruner Veltliner, Loire Valley Chenin Blanc and more, as well as contemporary options from around the globe.
"Almond, very herbal nose, chamomile. The palate is layered, and textured – quite fine and detailed, lots of freshness through the palate – more acidity than most. Fabulous minerality, there is depth and weight as well as real freshness. Slight almond and a hazelnut note. Direct and taut with good concentration. Lovely! Really delicious!" - 17.5, Jancis Robinson
"The 2021 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Blanc is terrific and shows the crisp, vibrant style of the vintage yet still manages to bring plenty of richness and concentration. Ripe pears, peach, licorice, and white flowers all emerge on the nose, and it's medium to full-bodied, has a layered mout9hfeel, and integrated acidity. It's another incredibly classy white from this estate that will keep for 10-15 years." - 95 points, Jeb Dunnuck