domaine de marcoux, chateauneuf-du-pape, blanc 2018
JEB DUNNUCK
92
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
91

2018 domaine de marcoux, chateauneuf-du-pape, blanc

Why We're Buying

Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a blend of roughly 65% roussanne and 35% bourboulenc that well for immediate enjoyment or several years of cellaring. This white wine is also one of the best examples of the new generation of easy-to-drink French wines. Wine critic Jeb Dunnuck called it "a no-brainer purchase."

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
92

Jeb Dunnuck

Showing beautifully, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc from Domaine De Marcoux checks in as a blend of 80% Roussanne and 20% Bourboulenc brought up in tank. It has a classy, textbook bouquet of white currants, honeyed peach, white flowers, and a touch of minerality to go with a medium to full-bodied, fleshy, opulent style on the palate that still stays pure, clean, and precise. It’s a no-brainer purchase to enjoy over the coming 2-3 years or even longer, if you’re so inclined.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc comes from the domaine's single hectare of white grapes, planted to 80% Roussanne and 20% Bourboulenc. One-third is fermented in demi-muids, while the rest goes into stainless steel. Pineapple and guava notes appear on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is clean and crisp, with a fresh, zesty finish.