2015 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • VN 94
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • JR 90

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In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 16 btls
ETA: Feb. 2019

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VN 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, December 2016
Pale yellow. A powerful, complex bouquet evokes fresh Meyer lemon, pear nectar, iodine and jasmine, and a chalky mineral topnote adds vivacity. Sappy, penetrating citrus and orchard fruit nectar and honeysuckle flavors... Pale yellow. A powerful, complex bouquet evokes fresh Meyer lemon, pear nectar, iodine and jasmine, and a chalky mineral topnote adds vivacity. Sappy, penetrating citrus and orchard fruit nectar and honeysuckle flavors stain the palate and display a compelling blend of richness and finesse, delivering serious power but no undue weight. Finishes juicy, taut and extremely long, delivering impressive, youthful tension and a repeating floral quality. I expect this wine to age along the lines of a serious white Burgundy.
WS 94
Wine Spectator, May 2017
Very floral and pure, with unadorned honeysuckle, white peach, jicama and acacia notes that race along, backed by light hints of anise, yellow apple and quinine. Shows lovely range, cut and length. Drink now through 2025... Very floral and pure, with unadorned honeysuckle, white peach, jicama and acacia notes that race along, backed by light hints of anise, yellow apple and quinine. Shows lovely range, cut and length. Drink now through 2025. 500 cases made. –JM
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
A big, rich wine by Vincent’s standards, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc offers lots of salty minerality in its ripe citrus, spiced apples and honeycomb-laced aromas and flavors. It shows terrific purity and tension on... A big, rich wine by Vincent’s standards, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc offers lots of salty minerality in its ripe citrus, spiced apples and honeycomb-laced aromas and flavors. It shows terrific purity and tension on the palate, yet also has plenty of heft and depth. Feel free to enjoy bottles over the coming couple of years, or after a decade or more. -Jeb Dunnuck
JR 90
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2016
(17/20) All six varieties with lots of Bourboulenc, Picpoul and Clairette in ripe years like this. All vinified together. Six-week fermentation, by adding new varieties progressively to the tank. Never any wood. pH 3.4... (17/20) All six varieties with lots of Bourboulenc, Picpoul and Clairette in ripe years like this. All vinified together. Six-week fermentation, by adding new varieties progressively to the tank. Never any wood. pH 3.4. Exciting power and tension on the nose. Then honeysuckle and breadth on the palate. Very satin texture. Nice, fine, bitter note on the end. Not that much obvious acid. For food, and to drink young or old but not in between (drink from 2016 to 2018, or 2026 to 2032). Long.
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2015