|Producer||Domaine de la Solitude|
|Subregion||Chateauneuf du pape|
Another thrilling wine, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Cornelia Constanza has overflowing amounts of black raspberry and framboise-like fruits as well as flowers, spicy garrigue, and herbes de Provence aromatics. All Grenache, it’s medium to full-bodied and has silky tannins, a round, layered texture, and a heavenly finish. It reminds me slightly of the 2007 with its exuberant, sexy style. It too will shine for 15 years.
This is a beauty with gently mulled raspberry and boysenberry fruit flavors gliding along and laced with licorice, floral, garrigue and incense notes. Lovely swirl of black tea through the finish as the fruit lingers. Offers a very solid, underlying structure too. Best from 2024 through 2038. 267 cases made, 100 cases imported.
My top pick among this estate's 2019s is the all-Grenache 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Cornelia Constanza, a cuvée drawn from 100-year-old vines planted in a sandy sector of La Crau and matured in roughly equal parts tank, foudre and previously used barriques. It bursts from the glass in bold floral notes, entwined with herbal, tea-like nuances, ripe berries and licorice. Full-bodied, richly concentrated and silky in texture, it finishes with terrific length and intensity. It shows no sign of its considerable alcohol, which likely exceeds the labeled 15%. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes.