Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquières Cuvée Spéciale 2015
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine de la Charbonniere|
Wine AdvocateMy favorite of the multiple cuvées was the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale. It's the most floral and expressive of the Charbonnière 2015s, with scents of garrigue and violets accenting raspberry and cherry fruit. Full-bodied yet supple, it comes to a finely focused, elegant and lingering finish with no apparent heat. It should drink well for up to 15 years.
Wine SpectatorGorgeous, with red currant, fig, boysenberry and blackberry paste flavors that run along in unison, while tightly focused graphite, oolong tea and singed anise hints run underneath. This drips with fruit, but has energy and persistence, with a mineral echo adding cut on the finish. Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. Drink now through 2035. 1,000 cases made.