rotem & mounir saouma, chateauneuf-du-pape, omnia 2011
JEB DUNNUCK
94

2011 rotem & mounir saouma, chateauneuf-du-pape, omnia

Why We're Buying

“Stunning.” “Complex.” “Intense.” “Expressive.” These are just some of the phrases used to praise Rotem & Mounir Saouma Châteauneuf-du-Pape Omnia, a red blend featuring 80% grenache, 10% syrah, and 10% mourvedre. Wine Spectator ranked the 2019 vintage as one of the Top 100 Wines of the year.

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
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Jeb Dunnuck

The 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Omnia is a smoking blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that was fermented with 100% whole-cluster and aged two years in barrels, on lees, and never racked. It offers up a gorgeous perfume of sweet black cherries, kirsch liqueur, garrigue, crushed flowers and toasted spice that gives way to full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and building tannin that emerges on the finish. While this has the vintage's more supple nature, I love the depth and richness on the palate, and it will evolve gracefully for at least 10-12 years.