Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2015 – 90-92 pts
Bright ruby. Potent aromas of ripe dark berries, licorice and candied flowers on the perfumed nose. Fleshly, seamless and broad on the palate, offering vivacious blackberry and cherry compote flavors sharpened by building spiciness and a jolt of smoky minerality. Closes on a smoky note, displaying smooth tannins, excellent persistence and a lingering violet flourish.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2015 “Chapelle” – 92-94 pts
Deep ruby. A complex, powerfully scented bouquet evokes ripe red fruits candied flowers and smoky minerals, and an exotic Asian spice quality emerges with air. Sweet, expansive and energetic on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry liqueur and lavender pastille flavors and a hint of smokiness. Shows superb clarity and lift on the strikingly long finish, where supple tannins add shape and grip.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2015 “Les Hespérides” – 91-93 pts
Youthful purple. Powerful, spice-accented dark fruit liqueur aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied lavender, cola and cracked pepper. Concentrated yet lively and focused, offering plush blackberry, cherry and spicecake flavors and a smoky quality that builds on the back half. Shows excellent power and breadth on the finish, which is framed by velvety, harmonious tannins that fold steadily into the juicy, ripe fruit.
Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc 2015 – 90 pts
Light yellow-gold. Lively, mineral-accented orchard and citrus fruit and floral aromas are complemented by a deeper suggestion of honey.Energetic Meyer lemon and white peach flavors show good depth and focus and pick up a minerally nuance with aeration. Finishes juicy and taut, showing good cut and a touch of honeysuckle.