Saturday, December 9, 2017

2015 Domaine de Marcoux CDPs - big scores

2015 Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc....$57.99
Vivid yellow. Intense orchard and pit fruits on the mineral-accented nose; vibrant orange zest, iodine and floral notes add urgency and lift. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated nectarine, pear and tangerine flavors that are given vibrancy by a core of juicy acidity. Impressively focused and nervy on the long, mineral- and floral-tinged finish, which shows outstanding clarity and thrust. There's something Chablis-like about this wine..
Rated 93/100 Vinous Media

Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge....$57.99
Raised mostly in concrete, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape features gentle strawberry-raspberry fruit and loads of subtle spice. It's medium to full-bodied, marked by silky tannins and a long finish. It's not the most powerful, concentrated wine, but it's certainly one of the most elegant. It's 85% Grenache, with the balance a mix of Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsault.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 92-94/100 Vinous Media

Domaine de Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape V.V. Rouge...$139.99
The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (about 97% Grenache) was entirely destemmed. According to Sophie Armenier, its alcohol level is a whopping 16+%, but it was completely concealed by the wine's intricate spice complexities. Licorice, cola, cinnamon, clove and allspice all interweave with cherries to form a silky web that glides across the palate and into a long, long finish.
Rated 95/100 Wine Advocate
Rated 96-98/100 Vinous Media

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