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2015 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2021 - 2036 (Edit)
CT94.1 90 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 62

  • azscot wrote: 92 points

    December 4, 2021 - Decanted for several hours but did not improve. Tried again in day two but not much change. It’s approachable with nice balance of fruits but I made the mistake of opening this way too early. Will be much improved in 3-5 years.

  • Fiorano wrote: 94 points

    November 27, 2021 - While this wine shows very well now, I believe it will improve considerably with age. Lovely, delicious, balanced fruit, but lacking just a bit in complexity and aromatics at this stage compared to where I believe it will end up. 5-10 years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • VAGenius Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 12, 2021 - Nose of dark cherries, raspberries, kirsch, and perfumed floral notes. Rich red cherry and black raspberry palate with Ceylon cinnamon, dried basil, and dried thyme. Dry cherry finish with leather and a rush of acidity that washes over the soft, gentle tannins, adding rose water at the end. I would drink this on the earlier end of the long drinking windows the professional reviewers give it as the tannins already seem resolved.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • beatles wrote: 95 points

    November 10, 2021 - This is moving in the right direction. Cool, calm and collected, this has a real 2015-feel, stunning concentration, vertical structure, yet a generous core of fruit. Wait. 95+
    #ChezAvril

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • pbaek wrote:

    November 10, 2021 - Beautiful, well balanced, clear and pure fruited, almost elegant. On cherry fruit notes, mint and herbs. Seems, at this point, to be a much better wine than the 2016.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Decanter

  • By Matt Walls
    50 mature Rhône wines tasted in October 2020, 10/5/2020 (link)

    (Clos des Papes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    10/10/2018 (link)

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Oz Clarke
    Grenache feature June 2018, 1/29/2018 (link)

    (Clos des Papes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    France, Southern Rhône: The Elegant and Lively 2015s and Heavenly 2016s, 10/19/2017 (link)

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Subscribe to see review text.

Decanter

  • By Matt Walls
    Regional profile: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 10/15/2017 (link)

    (Clos des Papes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    10/10/2017 (link)

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JamesSuckling.com

  • By James Suckling
    7/3/2017 (link)

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Red, France) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Power and Balance (Mar 2017), 3/1/2017 (link)

    (Clos Des Papes Châteauneuf-du-pape) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/18/2016 (link)

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clos des Papes
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Codes 000004252931, 000004619987, 3760043540006, 3760043540044, 3760043540075, 3760043540082, 3760043540099, 3760043540136, 3760043540167, 4000123808565, 4000130846468

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 406 (6%)
  • In Cellars 5,986 (82%)
  • Consumed 919 (13%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

agneau, agneau thym et romarin, Beef, cerf, Duck, Game, gibier, Lamb, Veal

Who Likes This Wine

98% Like It  40 votes

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