The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape vintage saw a return to fullness, with great purity of Grenache fruit. The wines have a balance of fruit and tannin, not as hard as 2005, a bit more like 2010. They show the classic richness of the region that will make them appealing to Châteauneuf-du-Pape fans—a return to form for those who love the bold aromas, succulent palates, and lovely finishes of these wines. Quoting Vinous writer Josh Raynolds, “Indeed, a number of producers in Châteauneuf appear to have made their best wines in recent memory.”

2015 Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Tradition’ 39.00 32.37VS

2015 Château Fortia Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Cuvée du Baron’ 40.00 33.20VS

2015 Clos des Brusquieres Châteauneuf-du-Pape 45.00 37.35VS

2015 Bosquet des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape 55.00 45.65VS

2015 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 59.95 net