"I loved the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape from barrel last year, and it didn't disappoint from bottle. Revealing a deeper ruby/purple color as well as a killer bouquet of crème de cassis, ground pepper, candied violets, garrigue, and a touch of graphite, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a rich, concentrated, structured mouthfeel, and a great finish. It needs 2-4 years of bottle age and will evolve nicely for 15-20 years or more. Maturity: 2020-2040. Score - 94. (Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com, Oct. 6, 2020)"