2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Fontaine, France, Rhone, Chateau Neuf du Pape - Wine Review

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93

Deep golden in color.  Blind I guessed the was a Chardonnay.  Oh well.  Seems like a fair amount of oak in terms of vanilla and saw dust (to a lesser extent).  On the palate, lots of citrus (grapefruits) and a bit of wax.  At the same time, it has an oily texture.  Still, I found this very compelling.  Excellent acidity.  While it seemed like it needed time, it is also fresh and vibrant.  Going back to it after a few hours, it was as fresh as ever.  Very enjoyable.