2015 was a wionderful vintage in the Rhone.  Also from his Negociant line of wines (although Chave owns the vineyards for these too).  Great showing for this wine, it will undoubtedly open and close often over the next twenty or so years, but beautiful at the moment.  Light golden in color.  The nose shows vanilla, slight peach and white floral notes.  This is a big full bodied wine.  On the palate showing slightly bitter (in a good way) earthiness, apricots, slight lemons and white pepper.  Nice acidity (for Marsanne).  Long finish.  This wine is mostly Marsanne.  This wine has a nice depth to it and should develop layering if allowed to mature.  This should easily last a decade and probably more.  It will require heavier foods to pair with and has the stuffing for most.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2015
Current Price: 
$65.00USD

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