Chateau de Beaucastel   Chateauneuf Du Pape

2015 Chateauneuf Du Pape

By Chateau de Beaucastel

2015 Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone

The 2015 vintage of Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel is a tapestry of captivating complexity designed to seduce the senses. Exclusively nurtured on the sun-drenched soils of the southern Rhone region, this wine presents a compelling study in contrasts.

 

Ravishing Rhone rewards investment

In the realm of fine wine investing, the art truly lies in discerning potential masterpieces masked by the anonymity of youth. Time is the alchemist transforming potential into reality, and the 2015 Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel exudes an undeniable promise.

Renowned for its symphony of at least 13 varietals, a composition only an orchestra as prestigious as Chateau de Beaucastel could credibly conduct. This 2015 vintage is defined by its harmonious blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre - a mature yet vibrant performance echoing the balmy temperament of its Rhone terroir.

 

An exceptional year for refined Rhone reds

2015 was a year when temperature extremes played a symphony with the vines; frigid winters followed by a sizzling summer, tirelessly tempered by adequate autumnal rains. This climatic rollercoaster culminated in an excellent harvest - shaping berries ripened to perfection, imbued with a distinctive intensity that makes this vintage unique amongst its predecessors.

Each sip fills your senses with sun-ripened blackberries and cherries. The addition of Mourvèdre introduces an intriguing hint of spice and earthiness while taming the boisterous fruit-forward exuberance of Grenache and Syrah. Bold and powerful, yet impeccably balanced, this is a wine that pleasantly lingers on the palate.

Indeed, sipping the 2015 Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel is like peering into a Rorschach ink blot; with each gaze and taste, you're bound to discover a fresh facet worthy of your investment. This is testament to Rhone's potential - offering an enticing maze of multifarious delights to explore and savour.

Market price (GBP)

£590.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

36.88

Scores and tasting notes

96

Bottled in late July, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is an amazing effort, especially when one considers the production volume. Loaded with black cherry fruit and cola-like spice, this full-bodied, richly textured wine never seems heavy or warm, while exotic Indian spice notes linger on the finish. It should drink well for at least 20 years.

Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate, 31 October 2017

Vintage performance