Domaine de la Solitude Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2019 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
93-95 VM / 94 DE / 92 JD / 17+ JR
The 2019 Domaine de la Solitude Blanc offers a striking interplay of tension and power. Bright citrus, white flower and mineral nuances appear first, followed by hints of almond, crushed flowers and mint that add shades of complexity. It is one of the more vibrant 2019s I tasted. As such, I expect it will need at least a few years in bottle to be at its best.
Bright sappy lime, like Indian lime pickle, and a gentle sweetness from the oak (the Roussanne component is fermented in new oak barriques). Good balancing acidity. The oak regime is quite intense, but it works, it doesn't occlude the freshness, just adds a layer of complex spicing. Very long, citrussy and salty. The best white from Solitude for a while.Drinking Window 2020 - 2025 Matt Walls - Decanter
A blend of 40% Roussanne, 30% Clairette, and the balance Grenache Blanc and Picpoul, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc offers a lighter gold color as well as a classic bouquet of honeyed citrus, white orchard fruits, honeysuckle, and acacia flowers. This nicely textured, medium to full-bodied white has an expansive texture, solid mid-palate depth, and a clean, dry finish that will make it shine at the dinner table. Drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years. Jeb Dunnuck
40% Roussanne, 30% Clairette, 20% Grenache Blanc, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Picpoul Blanc. Aged in 40% new barrels and the rest in stainless steel for 10 months.
Tasted blind. Smoky and mealy at the same time – with some green fruit. Weighty mouthfeel and a long clean finish. A lovely mineral kick and stony note on the finish. Quite effortless. (AC) Alistair Cooper MW – JancisRobinson.com