Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Châteauneuf du Pape 2015 - Stone Gate Wine & Spirits
Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Châteauneuf du Pape 2015

Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Châteauneuf du Pape 2015

  • wa94
  • jd93
  • v90-92


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Powerful and well-constituted wine, a strong ruby colour with a purple tinge. It gives a complex nose of cinnamon, cooked fruits and morello cherry. After a rich and firm attack, the mouth expresses vanilla and pepery aromas which persist to the final. It's a supple and rich wine with a very good length in mouth. The dominant grenache assure the atypical Chateauneuf du Pape. Chateauneuf du Pape red Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine will improve during 5 to 10 years in a good cellar according to the vintages.
Wine Advocate
  • wa94

The star of my visit was the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape. Produced from 3.5 hectares in three parcels, it's sturdy and muscular in style but shows concentrated Grenache fruit to match the ample tannins. It should start to shine in about five years.

Joe Czerwinski, October 31, 2017
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

Lafond's 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre. It has a deeper ruby color, with hints of purple, as well as an exuberant nose of black raspberries, cassis, graphite, and licorice. A ripe, concentrated 2015, it has a great mid-palate, moderate tannin, and a great finish, and it's a gem in this vintage that's going to drink nicely for a decade.

October 19, 2017
  • v90-92

Vivid ruby. Ripe blackberry, cherry compote, garrigue and peppery spices on the perfumed nose. Plush, gently sweet dark berry and fruitcake flavors coat the palate, showing good clarity and spicy lift. A smoky flourish appears on the persistent finish, which is given shape by velvety, harmonious tannins. This wine definitely shows the richness of the vintage but not oppressively so.

Josh Raynolds, March 2017