Wine Enthusiast 91
"Made from equal parts Grenache and Syrah, this full-bodied wine offers loads of plummy, ripe cherry and berry flavors offset by an invigorating edge of black pepper and brisk acidity. It's luscious and juicy but firmly structured by taut, persistent tannins. Although it drinks well now it should improve through 2020 and hold further."
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Archives affirm Château La Nerthe's existence as early as 1560, while suggesting an even more distant past dating to the dawn of the region's wine culture in the 12th century, making it one of Châteauneuf's oldest estates and a benchmark producer of the region. Châteauneuf-du-Pape – means "New Castle of the Pope" referring to the time in the 14th century when the pope resided in Avignon, not in Rome. In 1986 the Richard family, involved in wine making and wine distribution since 1892, purchased Château La Nerthe and has undergone a vast rehabilitation both in viticulture and viniculture.