Domaine Jean Royer 2014 Chateauneuf-du-PapeIn Fine Spirits
Brilliant ruby-red. Deep-pitched aromas of red fruit preserves, cola, incense and Asian spices gain vivacity from a smoky mineral element. Stains the palate with intense raspberry and cherry compote flavors that spread out slowly with air while picking up a sweet floral pastille nuance. Sappy and pliant on the finish, which hangs on with noteworthy tenacity and building spiciness. Pair with lamb or gamey red meat.