2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1356058 98 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark This offers a drop-dead gorgeous core of cassis and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors that hold center stage but still allow notes of Lapsang souchong tea, anise, incense and shiso leaf to chime in. Very long, with a sublime feel through the mineral-tinged finish. So seductive already, but this should cruise in the cellar. *Collectible, Ranked #14 in Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017* (JM) Inner quote mark (11/2017)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Bottled in May, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a floral, elegant, unbelievably complex wine. Roses and violets, cherries and stone fruit, cinnamon and allspice and more are carried across the full-bodied yet almost weightless palate, finishing in a swirl of silky tannins and lingering spice. Drink it over the next two decades. (JC) Inner quote mark (10/2017)

96 points Decanter

Outer quote mark There's a touch of old Pinot Noir to the aroma, before a rich and voluptuous palate showing raspberry and strawberry fruit. Quite evolved already, the tannins are very fine and the finish gently warming. A lovely, complex and succulent wine, with no excesses. (MW) Inner quote mark (10/2020)

94-96 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Hugely aromatic red and dark berry, potpourri and floral scents are underscored by smoky minerality and an exotic suggestion of Asian spices. Sappy, focused and impressively deep yet lively, offering alluringly sweet raspberry, cherry compote and spicecake flavors and a refreshingly bitter touch of blood orange. Puts on weight and spreads out steadily with air, acquiring a succulent herb note that carries through the strikingly long, mineral-laced, gently tannic finish. This beauty is shaping up to be among the standouts of this extremely successful vintage. (JR) Inner quote mark (3/2017)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Tasted on three separate occasions, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape from Paul-Vincent is a classic, elegant, and incredibly complex style of wine reminiscent of a Grand Cru Red Burgundy (Chambolle-Musigny?). Black raspberries, blueberries, incense, pine resin, dried orange and exotic floral notes give way to a medium to full-bodied, ethereally textured 2015 that has moderate tannin, beautiful purity, and a seamless finish. I compared this to an improved 2005 last year when I tasted it from barrel, but I’m not sure that comparison holds today, and I struggle to come up with another similar vintage. Inner quote mark (10/2017)

93 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Impressive and bright mixed summer berry and spiced cherry fruits on the nose in a vibrant, alluringly complex style. The palate delivers succulently ripe red cherry and plum fruit flavors. Plenty of weight. Gently warm and spicy finish. Drink from 2020. Inner quote mark (4/2017)


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