2015 Ripeau Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 6L
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JD 95 JS 94 JL 93
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, November 2017

(95 points) From an estate owned by the Grégoire family and managed by Julien Salles that’s seeing huge investments and renovation, the 2015 Château Ripeau checks in as 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc brought up all in...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

This is the first year from the new owner of this small chateau in St.-Emilion, and it shows beautiful refinement and depth. It’s full-bodied yet very polished and refined with pretty tannins. Hints of smoke and spices on...
JL 93

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018

Lush, silky, fresh and packed with black licorice, juicy, ripe plums and soft, polished tannins. Drink it now if you must, or give it 4-5 years to develop more complexities. The best vintage ever produced at...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2015
Size 6L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2015 Ripeau Bordeaux Blend, a red wine that hails from the renowned region of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France. With a deep, ruby red color that is enchanting to behold, this wine emanates elegance and sophistication from the very first glance.

The nose is filled with enticing aromas that dance delicately on the senses. Notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, and toasty oak captivate the olfactory senses, while hints of lead pencil shavings and Asian spice add a touch of exotic allure. This wine is a true masterpiece, displaying a harmony of scents that reflect the exceptional terroir it originates from.

On the palate, the 2015 Ripeau is full-bodied and concentrated, showcasing the impeccable craftsmanship that went into its production. Silky and lush, this wine caresses the tongue with flavors of black licorice, juicy ripe plums, and soft, polished tannins. It is a symphony of taste, with each sip revealing new layers of complexity and depth.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this vintage an impressive score of 94, describing it as refined and polished with beautiful tannins. He notes hints of smoke and spices on the finish, and suggests that while it is beautiful now, it has the potential to age beautifully. Jeb Dunnuck also commends this wine, rating it an outstanding 95 points. He praises its gorgeous qualities, emphasizing the notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, and toasty oak that emerge from the glass. Jeff Leve echoes this sentiment, giving the wine a score of 93 and describing it as lush, silky, and packed with black licorice and ripe plums.

The 2015 Ripeau is a true testament to the exceptional winemaking skills of the new owner of this small chateau in St.-Emilion. With its stunning refinement, depth, and potential for aging, this wine is a must-have for any wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few more years, the 2015 Ripeau promises an unforgettable experience that will leave a lasting impression.