"While 2011 was a difficult vintage for Grenache, it was actually a very good vintage for Mourvedre. Case in point, the smoking good 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape La Part des Anges! A blend of 70% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache and 10% Syrah, it possesses a modern, yet gorgeous, profile with big blackberry, cassis, roasted meats, tree bark and licorice aromas and flavors all soaring from the glass. This full-bodied, decadent and textured beauty stays remarkable fresh and elegant, with fine tannin and great purity of fruit. Give it another 2-3 years and drink bottles over the following decade or more. Drink 2016-2027. Covering 45 acres (37 in red and the rest planted to white varieties) spread throughout Chateauneuf du Pape, this top-notch estate has been run by Raymond Usseglio’s son, Stephane, since 2004, with consulting help from Xavier Vignon. These wines are consistently outstanding and warrant serious attention."
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