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VIGNOBLES MAYARD, DOMAINE DU PÈRE PAPE

LVT 2018 r 2019 wh Very steady quality, a domaine of 43 hectares; the red wines can take time to fuse and blossom. The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Père Pape red was a ***** wine, pre-bottling: thorough and persistent. It has been correct since then, not that inspiring. I rate the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Crau de Ma Mère more highly; its shape is helped by around 25% Mourvèdre, whose 1997 vines are now getting into their stride. Given that the vines are on the top notch La Crau, it should be good. The **** 2019 was authentic, thorough.

The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Crau de Ma Mère white was w.o.w. **** wine, the 2019 also ****, more full-bodied, while the new Châteauneuf-du-Pape red Cuvée Alex (only 3,700 bottles) was a ***** wine in 2015, big and fresh.

Béatrice Mayard, Françoise Roumieux 24 avenue Baron Le Roy BP 16 84231 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Tel: +33(0)490 83 70 16

http://www.vignobles-mayard.fr

contact@vignobles-mayard.fr

British Importers: Wine Society Stevenage, Herts SG1 2BG; Goedhuis & Co Ltd London SW8; Carlsberg Tetley Northampton NN1 1PZ H2Vin Ltd Southbank House Black Prince Road London SE1 7SJ +44(0)203 478 7376 www.h2vin.co.uk info@h2vin.co.uk

USA Importers: D B Wine Selections Inc Didier Boutet 79 Main Street #201 Framingham MA01702 +1508 405 1868 www.dbselection.com ExCellars Wine Agencies Inc, Frederik Ek, 9 Francis Ave, Cambridge MA 02138 +1617 876 5105 Solvang CA +1805 686 9153 www.excellars.com Polaner Selections 19 North Moger Avenue Mount Kisco NY 10549 +1914 244 0404 www.polanerselections.com Misa Imports Inc 1921 Record Crossing Road Dallas TX 75235 +1972 235 3834 www.misaimports.com info@misaimports.com