A blend of 40% clairette with the balance grenache blanc and bourboulenc in equal parts. The palate is crisp and floral, with dried flowers and chalk. An extremely savoury and stony expression. Impressive. Average vine age of 50 years. James Suckling.
The flagship wine, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape, is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah and 5% other permitted varieties. It features delicate floral scents and ample cherry and liquorice aromas. Somehow, it manages to be full-bodied and almost creamy in texture but without much weight, then it ends powerfully, with a flourish of rich Mexican chocolate on the long, silky finish. It should drink well for up to 20 years. Robert Parker.