The 2015 ‘Reserve Secrète’ Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a drop-dead gorgeous wine from Domaine de la Solitude. Composed Grenache and Syrah, this opens to wonderful aromatics of ripe blackberries and plums which are woven together with roasted coffee, pepper and lovely savory nuances like smoked meat and herbs adding complexity. On the palate this is full-bodied with beautiful round, polished tannins and remarkable overall depth and concentration. It remains precise and focused though the long, velvety finish which leaves behind incredible complexities. While this is already fantastic, there is little doubt that this will become even more appealing as it evolves in the cellar.