2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Quet, Mas de Boislauzon

2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Quet, Mas de Boislauzon

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2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Quet, Mas de Boislauzon

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Although the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet is an attempt at a more serious wine, I actually preferred the more elegant regular cuvée. The blend here is 80% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, and the wine offers bright cherries and stone fruit upfront, followed by a creamy-supple mouthfeel that shows ample concentration. This full-bodied wine grows in intensity on the finish (always a good sign), turning velvety but also adding just a touch of alcoholic warmth.

Drink 2017 - 2025

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Oct 2017)

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Wine Advocate91/100
Jeb Dunnuck99/100
Vinous92-94/100
Wine Advocate91/100
Although the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet is an attempt at a more serious wine, I actually preferred the more elegant regular cuvée. The blend here is 80% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, and the wine offers bright cherries and stone fruit upfront, followed by a creamy-supple mouthfeel that shows ample concentration. This full-bodied wine grows in intensity on the finish (always a good sign), turning velvety but also adding just a touch of alcoholic warmth.

Drink 2017 - 2025

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Oct 2017) Read more
Jeb Dunnuck99/100
Like the base cuvée, yet even richer, more powerful, and decadent, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Quet is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre that was raised in very old barrels and oak tanks. Full-bodied, ripe, sexy and about as hedonistic as it gets in 2015, this beauty has tons of sweet tannin, a huge mid-palate, and big finish. It's an incredible wine that’s guaranteed to raise your heart rate (it did for me anyway).

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com (Oct 2017) Read more
Vinous92-94/100
(aged in concrete tanks for the Grenache and barriques for the Mourvèdre) Deep ruby. Heady, smoke-accented aromas of black and blue fruits, incense and potpourri gain vivacity from a zesty mineral flourish. Densely packed black raspberry and blueberry flavors open up and turn spicier with air. Shows a suave blend of richness and finesse, offering outstanding focus and tenacity, subtle tannic grip and no excess fat.

Josh Raynolds, vinous.com (Dec 2016) Read more

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Mas de Boislauzon

Mas de Boislauzon

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The most celebrated village of the Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the birthplace of the now indispensable French Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée system – imperfect though it may be. Compared to the Northern Rhône, the vineyards here are relatively flat and often feature the iconic galet pebbles – the precise benefits of which are a source of much debate. Minimum alcohol levels required by the AOC are the highest in France, but at 12.5% it is well below the natural generosity of Grenache, which only achieves its full aromatic potential when it is fully ripe and laden with the resultant high sugars. Syrah and Mourvèdre contribute the other defining elements in the blend, adding pepper, savoury spice and structure to the decadent Grenache. There are a further 10 permitted red grape varieties which can be used to adjust the “seasoning”. Of the five white varieties permitted, it is Grenache Noir’s sibling – predictably perhaps – Grenache Blanc, which dominates, though Roussanne shows a great deal of promise when handled well, notably at Château de Beaucastel.

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Southern Rhône Blend

Southern Rhône Blend

The vast majority of wines from the Southern Rhône are blends. There are 5 main black varieties, although others are used and the most famous wine of the region, Châteauneuf du Pape, can be made from as many as 13 different varieties. Grenache is the most important grape in the southern Rhône - it contributes alcohol, warmth and gentle juicy fruit and is an ideal base wine in the blend. Plantings of Syrah in the southern Rhône have risen dramatically in the last decade and it is an increasingly important component in blends. It rarely attains the heights that it does in the North but adds colour, backbone, tannins and soft ripe fruit to the blend.

The much-maligned Carignan has been on the retreat recently but is still included in many blends - the best old vines can add colour, body and spicy fruits. Cinsault is also backtracking but, if yields are restricted, can produce moderately well-coloured wines adding pleasant-light fruit to red and rosé blends. Finally, Mourvèdre, a grape from Bandol on the Mediterranean coast, has recently become an increasingly significant component of Southern Rhône blends - it often struggles to ripen fully but can add acidity, ripe spicy berry fruits and hints of tobacco to blends.

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