2015 Brotte Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts de Barville

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 90
Wine Advocate: 90-92
Vinous Media: 90-92
Jeff Leve: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$23.95

AMAZING VINTAGE AMAZING VALUE!!

"Warm cinnamon and chestnut notes lead the way in this pleasantly rustic version, with dried cherry, plum and red currant fruit at the core and a lingering, tobacco-and brick dust-infused finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 3,330 cases made.–JM " (WS)

"Relatively open knit and ready to go, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Hauts de Barville offers outstanding notes of cherries, spring flowers, spice and Provençal garrigue in a full-bodied, rounded, already hard to resist style. It is a killer wine to drink over the coming 4-6 years.

This larger estate is about as consistent as they come and produces a terrific lineup of wines that can be counted on to deliver ample fruit and texture, with classic Southern Rhône characters." (WA)

"Vivid ruby-red. A wild, perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, passion fruit and incense, while a smoky mineral flourish builds in the glass. Juicy and smooth in texture, offering appealingly sweet raspberry and cherry liqueur flavors and an exotic hint of peach pit. Fine-grained tannins shape the clinging finish, which leaves a hint of candied rose behind." (VM)

"Forward, early drinking, medium bodied, fresh and correct, there is a nice, sweet, fresh, juicy kirsch and cherry essence in the nose and finish. 91 points - Tasted Aug 21, 2017 " (JL)