Some dark berries amid brambly red fruits, poached figs, wild grasses and herbs. The palate folds out a ripe and sweepingly rich expression of mostly raspberry and red plum flavored fruits. A long majestic finish. Drink now.
93 points, James Suckling (Aug 2017)
The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 75% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault, half aged in oak, half aged in concrete. Like all of Thierry Usseglio's wines, this is massively ripe, with plummy, spicy notes underscored by a creamy mouthfeel and richly tannic finish.
92 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 233 - Oct 2017)
Moving to the 2015s, this is a solid vintage for this estate and the wines have more fruit and depth than most. A blend of mostly Grenache that was brought up in tank (10% was in older barrels), the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a ripe, full-bodied, impressively concentrated style to go with lively, fresh notes of dried flowers, exotic spice, incense and both red and black raspberry-like fruit. It’s a winner in the vintage and will keep for a decade.
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2017)