Domaine de Fontavin Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvee Empire 2012

Fully oaked, with sauvage aromatic notes and plenty of smoke and meatiness. This is a bigger-styled wine, one with round ripe plum fruit and some apple-skin dryness. The back end is rich, almost thick, but it holds the line and remains restrained. This CdR offers ripeness, heft and richness. [+]