2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the Rhone Valley.
Fourth vintage wine of this cuvée, the 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Domaine de Terre Ferme of Domaines Paul Jaboulet-Aîné is 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre.
The 2012 reveals a deep ruby red colour. The wine gives off intense red berry, black berry, lavender, mild spices with mineral accents and citrus peels aromas which gradually develop as the wine opens up. The 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Domaine de Terre Ferme offers a scrumptious nose and a precise palate. This wine is lingering and vibrant with juicy flavours of black cherry and wild raspberry. The finish is long, sweet and spicy, enhanced by subtle tannins which give depth to this Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Domaine de Terre Ferme checks in as a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre that was completely destemmed and aged 12 months in older oak tanks. Giving up notions of truffle, black currants, licorice and peppery herbs/damp earth, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, integrated acidity and a balanced, age-worthy feel. Give it a couple years and enjoy bottles through 2024.