A Chateauneuf du Pape that over-delivers

I am constantly on the lookout for wines that over-deliver at their price point so that I can share them with you. This superb Chateauneuf du Pape truly performs at far above its price. Domaine de Mont-Redon has for a long time been one of my favorite wineries in the southern Rhone Valley and their 2016 vintage is an enormous success at only $49.99.

Josh Raynolds of Vinous Media agrees with me, saying: "Deep brilliant violet. Intensely perfumed aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry, candied violet, spicecake, garrigue and exotic spices, along with a smoky mineral overtone that builds in the glass. Stains the palate with deeply concentrated red and dark berry liqueur, fruitcake, licorice pastille and lavender flavors that possess a compelling blend of richness and energy. The mineral note comes back strong on a strikingly long, penetrating finish shaped by velvety, steadily mounting tannins. This is the best example of this venerable domaine's work that I can recall drinking in its infancy, and it may measure up to their legendary 1959 and 1961 bottlings, which I first tried back in the late 1980s. Drink through 2040. 95 points."

Here is the perfect dish to serve with it: https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/beef-daube-provenal

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