2015 Domaine la Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 91-94
Vinous Media: 90-92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
Price :

80% Grenache 10% Syrah 7% Mourvèdre 3% Cinsault

"The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape was tasted out of barrel and offers a full-bodied, mouth-filling, even sexy, style to go with ample amounts of plums, blueberries, violets and floral aromas and flavors. Count me a fan and this is a big, fruit-loaded beauty that will drink nicely for a decade or more." (WA)

"Bright ruby. Potent aromas of ripe dark berries, licorice and candied flowers on the perfumed nose. Fleshy, seamless and broad on the palate, offering vivacious blackberry and cherry compote flavors sharpened by building spiciness and a jolt of smoky minerality. Closes on a smoky note, displaying smooth tannins, excellent persistence and a lingering violet flourish." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Intense ruby wine with purple tints. Very intense nose of jammy red fruits, kirsch liqueur and black berries. After aeration, more complexity with notes of laurel, pepper, cardamom and resiny pine forest Opulent attack in a crunchy style, with full-bodied and elegant tannins. Pleasant freshness at the finish with spices notes.