Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015 (France: Rhone, Southern) (ID# 3329)

Name Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015 (ID# 3329)
Varietal Red Blend
Region France: Rhone, Southern
Notes "There's almost 20% new oak in this 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape, which gives it an overlay of exotic toasted coconut and vanilla aromas and flavors. Beyond that, there's ample weight, hints of cinnamon and clove and cherry fruit that lingers on the silky finish." (Wine Advocate)

Additional Notes

"Ripe and bright, with a mix of plum, raspberry and blueberry fruit flavors that are well-defined, picking up anise as well as singed sandalwood and juniper notes along the way. The fruit stays persistent through the finish, with a perfumed hint filling in. Best from 2020 through 2035. 9,860 cases made, 1,250 cases imported." (Wine Spectator) "High-pitched, mineral-accented red berry and floral aromas are complicated by suggestions of allspice and licorice. Juicy and focused on the palate, displaying impressive energy and lift to the raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. Rich yet lithe, carrying no excess weight. Smooth tannins build slowly through a very long, spice- and floral-tinged finish." (Josh Raynolds, Vinous)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
WA: 92 pts
WS: 92 pts  
VIN: 91 pts -93 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
14.5 Full Medium Organic

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine