2015 Montirius Confidentiel

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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DC 94 VN 94 JD 93 WA 92
DC 94


Really dark fruit filling up the bouquet. Broad and spiced palate; fresh, with extreme length. Good future.
VN 94

Vinous, September 2017

(92-94 points) Bright violet. Highly perfumed blue fruit and floral pastille aromas, along with suggestions of allspice and candied licorice. Velvety and expansive on the palate, offering juicy boysenberry and black...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, October 2017

(90-93 points) Moving to the 2015s and not yet bottled, the 2015 Gigondas Confidentiel is a tank-aged blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah that offers impressive dark fruits leafy herbs, underbrush and dried violet...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2016

(90 - 92 points) The 2015 Gigondas Confidentiel is the smallest production cuvee and is 80% Grenache and 20% Moruvedre brought up all in concrete. It has beautiful purity in its ripe plum and blackberry fruits, violets...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Gigondas
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2015 Montirius Confidentiel is a truly exceptional wine that exemplifies the best of the Gigondas appellation in the Southern Rhone region of France. This red wine, made from a proprietary blend of grapes, is a testament to the skill and artistry of the producer, Montirius.

In the glass, the Montirius Confidentiel displays a deep, dark color, hinting at the intensity and complexity that awaits the discerning palate. The nose is filled with rich, ripe dark fruits, creating an enticing bouquet that immediately captivates the senses. As the wine opens up, subtle spiced notes emerge, adding depth and intrigue to the aromatic profile.

On the palate, the Montirius Confidentiel truly shines. It is a wine of incredible balance and freshness, with a broad and spiced palate that offers a symphony of flavors. The dark fruits from the nose are present, accompanied by hints of leafy herbs and underbrush. The wine is medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins that lend structure and elegance to the overall experience. The finish is remarkably long, leaving a lasting impression on the palate.

Renowned wine critics have also recognized the excellence of the 2015 Montirius Confidentiel. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 94, praising its dark fruit bouquet and fresh palate with extreme length. Jeb Dunnuck rated it 93 points, praising its purity, fine tannins, and outstanding length. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it 92 points, noting its beautiful purity, rounded texture, and aging potential. Vinous also gave it a score of 94 points, highlighting its highly perfumed aromas, velvety palate, and long, sappy finish.

With an alcohol content of 14.5%, the Montirius Confidentiel is a wine that demands attention and rewards those who appreciate the craftsmanship and dedication that goes into creating such a remarkable expression of the Rhone region. This wine is best enjoyed now or can be cellared for further development over the next decade. Pair it with hearty, flavorful dishes such as roasted meats or aged cheeses for a truly memorable dining experience.