Brotte Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hauts de Barville Rouge 2015
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
Vivid ruby-red. A wild, perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red berries, passion fruit and incense, while a smoky mineral flourish builds in the glass. Juicy and smooth in texture, offering appealingly sweet raspberry and cherry liqueur flavors and an exotic hint of peach pit. Fine-grained tannins shape the clinging finish, which leaves a hint of candied rose behind.
A classic blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Hauts de Barville is full-bodied, creamy and plush but largely inexpressive on the nose. With its impressive level of concentration and tannins, it should drink well through 2025.