2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is special, so load up if you can. Years like this do not grow on vines; they are more the result of divine intervention. Deep, dark, and fresh, this wine attracts from the start. The fruit is bright blue with impressive creamy textures that seem to fold effortlessly into the round, silky tannins.
The finish is long and complex with tea, mocha, and a light dusting of pepper, liquorice, and cardamom. You could drink it now with any lamb dish, or cellar through 2024.