domaine de marcoux, chateauneuf-du-pape, blanc 2017
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Hints of honeyed toast mark the nose of the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc. A fifth of the wine fermented and aged in demi-muid, while the rest was in stainless steel. Full-bodied, round, soft and rich with peach and pineapple fruit, it comes together on the finish into lime-like precision.
One of the finest whites I’ve tasted from this estate is the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, which is two-thirds Roussanne and one-third Bourboulenc that has malo blocked and is raised in neutral demi-muids and tank. Full-bodied, rich, beautifully textured, and perfectly balanced, it has everything in the right places and just glides over the palate. Giving up plenty of white fruits, brioche, honeysuckle, and some buttered citrus notes, it’s a brilliant effort and well worth seeking out.