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2015 Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape

2015 Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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96 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2015 Charvin Chateauneuf-du-Pape
96 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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This Chateauneuf is extreme value and released a year later than others. Charvin has no special selection or top tier wine, so for $70 something this is the full heart and soul of his best fruit. Despite great vineyards in the heart of Chateauneuf, old vines and low yields, Charvin's traditionalism prevents him charging even nearly the price of his neighbours for superior quality, character and finesse. A master of traditional Rhone technique, Charvin uses whole bunch fermentation in concrete tanks to retain flavour definition. Superb!

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$74.99 in mixed 6+ or $83.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Mainly old vine Grenache (50-80 years) with Syrah, Mourvedre and Vaccarese.

Its Origins

“Charvin may indeed produce the Richebourg of Chateauneuf du Pape.” - Robert Parker. Laurent Charvin runs this small family estate located in the north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The domaine has vineyard holdings of just 8 hectares in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and 13 hectares in Cotes du Rhone. The average age of the vineyards is over 50 years old with the oldest being nearly 80 years of age. Laurent Charvin describes his vineyard site as being ‘cool’ for Chateauneuf as their vines are mostly planted on sandy north facing slopes.

What The Critics Say

94-96/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Lurid ruby-red. Sexy, highly perfumed raspberry, boysenberry and floral pastille scents are complemented by hints of musky rhubarb and Asian spices. Palate-staining sweet red and blue fruit and spicecake flavors show power as well as superb vivacity thanks to a spine of juicy acidity. The floral quality comes back emphatically on a strikingly long, sappy finish shaped by smooth, slow-mounting tannins. This might be the finest wine to emerge from this estate that I have ever tasted, and I've had some pretty amazing ones over the years."

95/100 Wine Cellar Insider

"Showing a good depth of color, with loads of juicy, fleshy, black cherries, plums, thyme, cracked pepper and herbs. The wine balances between perfectly, being full bodied and elegant, with a soft, silky, spicy, kirsch packed finish."

18/20 Jancis Robinson

"Tasted blind. Bright crimson. Rich and racy with real depth of flavour. Masses of fine tannins and really rather majestic. Hint of ginger syrup. Grown-up wine. Long." Drink 2024 - 2038

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2038

This Wine Goes Well With

with DUCK
with LAMB
with POULTRY

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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