Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

$99.99

One of the highest-rated Châteaneufs from the stellar 2015 vintage!  Limited. 98 Points Wine Spectator:  "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. Drink now through 2040." 96 Points Robert Parker: "The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of a slightly improved 2005 and has a fresh, classic style with beautiful concentration, notable freshness, first-rate tannin quality, and the classic spice and sweet red and black fruits this cuvee is known for. I suspect this beauty will close down relatively quickly after bottling and take 5-6 years to show at its best, but it will drink well for 15+ years."

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Ratings on Delectable

Eric Urbani Delectable Pro

Gorgeous cigar, cedar notes. Still young of course but surprisingly drinkable now

Gorgeous cigar, cedar notes. Still young of course but surprisingly drinkable now

9.3

David L Delectable Pro

15’ Clos des Papes - Châteauneuf-du-Pape. WNH virtual tasting. We through this into a decanter just short of 4 hours. Strawberry jam, violets & potpourri stand out on the nose. Black cherry, rosemary, Asian spice. Medium-bodied with fine grained tannins(no bitterness) that will continue to develop over the next decade. Edit- As the wine continues to open up, truly balances out that much more. Silky smooth textures & lingering for well over a minute. Just a gorgeous wine. Can’t wait to try this again in 5-10-15 years.

15’ Clos des Papes - Châteauneuf-du-Pape. WNH virtual tasting. We through this into a decanter just short of 4 hours. Strawberry jam, violets & potpourri stand out on the nose. Black cherry, rosemary, Asian spice. Medium-bodied with fine grained tannins(no bitterness) that will continue to develop over the next decade. Edit- As the wine continues to open up, truly balances out that much more. Silky smooth textures & lingering for well over a minute. Just a gorgeous wine. Can’t wait to try this again in 5-10-15 years.

9.4

Eric Urbani Delectable Pro

Yes it’s early but wow -

Yes it’s early but wow -

9.2

Todd Bostock Delectable Pro

more plz.

more plz.

9.7

Jan A

Sour at opening but with a little air this came around and evolved into a balanced wine with lots of spices

Sour at opening but with a little air this came around and evolved into a balanced wine with lots of spices

9.6

Jeffrey Long

Amazing and ready to go right after opening. Tremendous variation on a vertical of 2014-2017. This is the pick for now, but 2016 for 20 years from now. Always great to taste at (from) the source.

Amazing and ready to go right after opening. Tremendous variation on a vertical of 2014-2017. This is the pick for now, but 2016 for 20 years from now. Always great to taste at (from) the source.

9.7

Nick H

By this point in the night, I wasn’t taking detailed notes. Ripe and concentrated, cherries and sweet spice. Aromas weren’t well developed on PnP, but a nice wrap-up to a Grenache-focused night.

By this point in the night, I wasn’t taking detailed notes. Ripe and concentrated, cherries and sweet spice. Aromas weren’t well developed on PnP, but a nice wrap-up to a Grenache-focused night.

9.2

William Goldsmith

@Roger Lehman

@Roger Lehman

9.4

Evilroy Slade

Incredibly overpriced and overrated. Worth 30 bucks

Incredibly overpriced and overrated. Worth 30 bucks

8.8

Graham

Stellar. Definitely young, but good now. Would love to see in 5.

Stellar. Definitely young, but good now. Would love to see in 5.

9.4

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