"A non-vintage blend of Xavier’s favorite vintage, the NV Chateauneuf du Pape X XII XV is a massive, thick, unctuous beauty that’s almost overflowing with notes of dark fruits, blackberries, truffle, chocolate and crushed rock. You almost need a fork to drink this baby, but man, what a wine! It stays lively and fresh, with building tannin, a stacked mid-palate and a big finish. It will take 5-7 years for the baby fat to fall away, and it will have two decades of longevity."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 95 Points
A blend of three vintages, 2010, 2012 and 2015; sourced from centenarian Grenache vines with small amounts of old-vine Vaccarèse, Counoise, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Terret Noir, Muscardin and even some white grape varieties like Picpoul and Clairette. Selected from four great Terroirs, ‘La Crau’, ‘Les Galets Roulés’, ‘Les Urgoniens’ and ‘Les Sables’. 2010 makes up 42 percent of the blend, adding fine acidity, with 20 percent aged for 44 months in new French oak, 20 percent aged for 36 months in small concrete tanks, 30 percent in large wooden vats for 46 months and 30 percent in demi muids for 44 months. 2012 makes up 22 percent of the blend, adding great mineral concentration; aged for 36 months with 25 percent in concrete, 25 percent in demi-muids, 40 percent in French oak, half new, half one-year-old. 2015 makes up 32 percent of the blend, an exceptional vintage in terms of varietal expression; aged for eight months in amphoras.