Type

Varietal

Country

Region

Subregion

Vintage

Scores

Pairing

Red Wine

Red Blend

France

Rhone

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2015

JD 95 VN 93-95 RP 94 JS 94 WS 94

Bosquet Des Papes Le Merle Châteauneuf-du-Pape France 2015

$

64.99

95
/100
SW

Tasting Notes

"I love the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chante Le Merle Vieilles Vignes, and it's the most balanced and complete of this estate's 2015s. Garrigue, kirsch, spice, dried earth and garrigue nuances all flow to a full-bodied, supple, beautifully textured red that has classic aromas and flavors, polished, elegant tannin and a great finish. It's approachable today, yet will be even better with short-term cellaring and drink well for a decade or more. The 2015 is 86% Grenache and 7% each of Mourvèdre and Syrah, from 80-90-year-old vines, fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged in foudre (60%), demi-muids (30%) and concrete tanks (10%). This estate is managed by the larger than life Nicolas Boiron and his wines span the gauntlet from very traditional and old-school (Chante le Merle) to polished and modern (La Folie). This common theme across all the releases is incredibly high-quality." -JD

About

The philosophy of the “BOSQUET DES PAPES” domaine aims at producing long term storage wines, following the strictest Châteauneuf du Pape tradition.