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2015 Domaine Du Pere Pape Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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February 26, 2023 - $37



96The Wine Advocate

The complex aromas begin with hints of clean compost and mushroom, tree bark and blueberries. This full-bodied, creamy-textured wine ends with an intense dusting of spice on the long finish.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...offers much more saddle leather, peppery herbs, and garrigue, with a classic, full-bodied style on the palate. Nicely concentrated, with ripe, polished tannin...

90-92Vinous / IWC

Fresh red and dark berry aromas are complemented by suggestions of white pepper and garrigue. Ripe raspberry, floral pastille and licorice flavors are sharpened by a spine of juicy acidity. Silky and seamless on the clinging finish, which is framed by fine-grained tannins that fade into the sweet fruit.

17Jancis Robinson

Ripe, floral nose. Rich and roistering on the palate. Ripe tannins. Substantial wine with quite a bit of herbiness.


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.