Intense crimson-red. Nose is complex and subtle, blackcurrant and plum followed by roasted coffee and cinnamon, cherry, morello cherry. Palate opens into spicy (licorice) and fruity aromas.
Pair with tuna fish carpaccio, all meats (marinated or in sauces), large game and all cheeses.
Blend: 90% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Syrah
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Still in concrete, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape la Bernardine is the most flattering young version of this cuvée I can recall tasting. Loaded with black cherry fruit, it's full-bodied, rich and velvety yet not overdone, showing subtle dried spice notes and a long, fresh finish. It should drink well for a decade. Range: 91-93"