More Great Reviews for the 2015's of Domaine Grand Tinel
May 22, 2017
The two special cuvées include the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Alexis Establet, which is 100% Grenache that comes all from the la Gardiole lieu-dit—a mix of rolled stone and sandy soils. Destemmed and aged in a mix of containers (35% was in new barrels), this full-bodied, layered, gorgeously textured barrel sample has considerable purity and freshness in its kirsch, black raspberry, sappy herbs and floral aromas and flavors. It’s a sensational expression of Grenache that readers shouldn’t miss. -Jeb Dunnock, "The Wine Advocate", Issue 227
The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre that’s still aging in a mix of concrete, stainless steel, demi-muids and foudre. It’s a charming, fruit forward and delicious 2015 that offers lots of strawberry, black raspberry, garrigue and spice aromas and flavors. It should drink nicely right out of the gate, but I’m sure it will keep for at least a decade.-Jeb Dunnock, "The Wine Advocate", Issue 227
100% Grenache, but brought up all in stainless steel, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Hérès has a darker slant to its fruit with notes blackberry jam, black cherries, peppery herbs and ample minerality. Rich, concentrated and with building tannin, it should benefit from short-term cellaring.
-Jeb Dunnock, "The Wine Advocate", Issue 227
The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc is classic blend of 65% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 10% Roussanne and the rest Bourboulenc that had 80% aged in stainless steel and 20% in new barrels. It’s a medium-bodied, fresh and lively white that has lots of white peach, hints of pineapple, spice and charcoal to go with outstanding balance and integrated acidity. It picks up a touch of minerality and saltiness on the finish, and is a beautiful wine that will drink nicely for at least 3-4 years. -Jeb Dunnock, "The Wine Advocate", Issue 227
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