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2015 Domaine de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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February 19, 2023 - $26



93The Wine Advocate

...lovely effort, filled with black cherry and plum fruit and accented by hints of leather and spice...moderately tannic...silky, fresh finish.

91James Suckling

...creamy, nougat-like nose with honey and white almond, and some white peach, too. Acidity holds the richness neat and fresh. Nutty, warm finish.

90Wine Spectator

...solid richness, featuring dark plum, blackberry and anise notes rolled together, framed by well-integrated apple wood details. Offers some grip on the finish but the fruit stays silky and pure, with a flash of tobacco at the end.

90Jeb Dunnuck, downright charming beauty that offers loads of kirsch and strawberry fruits, medium to full-bodied richness, sweet tannin, and lots of background garrigue and cedary spice nuances. Supple, silky, forward and ready to go are the buzz words here.

15Jancis Robinson


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.