2015 Domaine Berthaude Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
92-94 points Vinous ( review Below)
$32.50 PER, 5% off six, 10% off 12
An importer friend just gave us exceptional pricing to move the last seven cases of 2015 Domaine Berthaude CDP Tradition. Simply put, this Chateauneuf is delicious. The blend is multi-varietal produced
from 95 year old vines. The Bertaaude displays
rich layers of both cherry and blueberry which are highly polished after a year in French Oak. The spices are amazing , both exotics and text book black pepper pop in and out of this CDP's viscous structure. The 2015 vintage is similar to 2009 in that the tannin layers are silky early, consequently this wine is table worthy right away but will cellar at least ten years. Exceptional Chateauneuf du Papes ( and this one is exceptional ) are great food wines. The Berthaude, with its mixture of red and black fruit will highly compliment both fowl and red meat. Pork roast is a traditional favorite with Chateauneuf du Pape as is venison. Don't let the price fool you, this is a connoisseur level red.
P.S. This wine is made by
5th generation winemaker/owner Chateau Beaucastel
"Potent scents of candied raspberry and cherry compote are complicated by sexy floral and oak spice flourishes. Seamless, round and appealingly sweet, offering intense red berry liqueur and lavender pastille flavors and hints of spicecake and white pepper on the back half. Finishes sappy and very long, showing seamless tannins and lingering red fruit preserve and allspice qualities."
92-94 points Vinous
70% Grenache / 15% Syrah / 10% Mourvedre / 5% (Cinsault, Clairette, Counoise, Vaccarèse) from 95 year-old vines
CHATEANEUF DU PAPE ROCKS!!!