Olivier Ravoire Chateauneuf du Pape Red 2019 Caparacon
This range was named in honor of the epic Capitan Ravoire, a valiant knight in the 16th century in the Comtat Venaissin in 1593. Olivier Ravoire was keen to highlight the history of the Ravoire family. In this respect, the different appellations have been named using terms associated with chivalry. Caparaçon, the name of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vintage, is a reference to the ornamental horse armor that was used in the Middle Ages. The vintage is the result of a meticulous blend of grapes from the best plots in the appellation. This wine was created to offer a rich tasting experience to share and discover.
Blend: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
|James Suckling: 93
|A fragrant and intense nose of dark cherries, plums, dried lavender, spice and cigar box. A full-bodied Chateauneuf with solid, fine-grained tannins that build on the palate with a grip at the end. Focused and flavorful with real harmony. Drink or hold.
|Jeb Dunnuck: 90
|Blackberries, ripe cherries, graphite, and peppery herbs all emerge from the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Caparaçon, a medium-bodied, nicely balanced, classical Châteauneuf to drink over the coming 8–10 years.