Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf du Pape 2015 - New Canaan Wine

Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf du Pape 2015

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Domaine Paul Autard Châteauneuf du Pape 2015
$34.99
$31.49

SKU 07375

750ml

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It is a balanced, elegant, deeply colored and vividly flavored Châteauneuf-du-Pape, due to the old vines' naturally low yields. It brims with fresh and pure dark berry fruit and notes of black pepper and chocolate.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine Paul Autard
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Jeb DunnuckI loved Autard's 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and it has more depth of fruit and texture than most. Cassis, toasted spice, garrigue and hints of vanilla give way to a ripe, sweetly fruited, sexy wine that has sweet tannin and a great finish. It's already a joy to drink but is going to keep for 10-12 years. The classic cuvée is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre that's destemmed and aged in 30% new barrels.

October 2017
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Wine SpectatorRipe and focused, with a nice well of cassis and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors to draw on, while anise, singed mesquite and black tea accents skitter around. Sleek acidity carries the finish. Best from 2019 through 2030. 800 cases imported.

James Molesworth, August 31, 2017
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Vinous(fermented and aged in new and neutral oak barrels) Light bright yellow. Scents of yellow peach, tangerine, vanilla and chamomile take on a dusty mineral nuance as the wine opens up. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering oak-spiced citrus and pit fruit flavors and hints of anise and honey. Smoothly blends richness and vivacity and finishes sappy and long, leaving behind pear nectar and vanilla notes. In my experience, this wine needs at least a few years of bottle age for its oak to settle down.

Josh Raynolds, June 2017