2015 Domaine de Saje Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone Valley
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 96
Vinous Media: 92-94
Jeb Dunnuck: 92
Red Wine

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"I enjoyed all of the wines from this estate, but I was blown away by the complexity and purity of the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Marquis Anselme Mathieu, which was made in concrete and aged in foudre. Not only does it show beautiful cherry and stone fruit notes, it layers on hints of clove, allspice, garrigue and green peppercorn. There's ample weight and texture on the palate, with the plush tannins drawing to a silky, spicy finish that lingers for minutes." (WA)

"(made from two parcels of vines, one planted in 1890 and the other in 1892; raised in a single old foudre for 15 months) Vibrant ruby. Highly perfumed, mineral-accented aromas of ripe red fruits, lavender and incense expand with aeration. Palate-staining red and blue fruit flavors are complemented by an exotic floral pastille quality that gains strength on the back half. Rich but fresh and nervy, showing excellent finishing clarity, supple tannins and lingering floral and mineral notes. " (VM)

"The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Marquis Anselme Mathieu is a classic, traditionally made effort that gives up lots of black cherry and currant fruit intermixed with notes of peppery herbs, earth, and cured meats. With medium to full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate concentration and fine, present tannin, it's classic stuff that's going to evolve nicely for a decade or more. As with most of the wines here, it’s a mix of numerous varieties, was partially destemmed and aged all in foudre. 225 cases." (JD)