2018 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape A la Gloire de mon Grand-Père Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

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2018 Bosquet des Papes A la Gloire de mon Grand-Père  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Oh yes was the first words that came to mind once this spicy wine hit my palate. With good concentration of flavor, you find opulent, silky red fruits and spice that perfectly combines sweetness and purity on the palate. This is one of the more successful wines of the vintage. The wine was produced blending 98% old vine Grenache, with 1% Cinsault and 1% Clariette.

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Domaine Bosquet des Papes Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Bosquets des Papes, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Bosquets des Papes can be enjoyed on the young sidem but the wine much more interesting with age. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for 1-3 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Bosquets des Papes is usually better with 3-7 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 3-14 years after the vintage.

Serving Bosquets des Papes with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Bosquets des Papes is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Bosquets des Papes is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed, and grilled dishes, sausage, cassoulet, eggplant and tomatoes. Chateau Beauchene is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, pasta and cheese.

The white wine of Bosquets des Papes is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine and cheese.

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