2012 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.
Beguiling wood spice, Lapsang souchong tea and warmed raspberry and blackberry coulis aromas and flavors glide along in this gorgeous red, enhanced by a shiso leaf note and backed by a silky, iron-edged finish that is deceptively long. A very distinctive style. Best from 2017 through 2030.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Omnia is made from 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and was vinified with 100% whole cluster and aged two years in barrel (on lees) with no racking before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. It has a creaminess and suppleness (no doubt due to the extended lees contact) to go with terrific notes of black raspberries, crushed flowers, incense and Asian spice. Medium to full-bodied, fresh, tight and lively, yet with good richness, it needs 2-4 years of cellaring and will keep through 2027.