Release of the much anticipated Marcoux 2015s
What especially impresses me about the 2015 vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the consistently high quality of the wines, from entry-level bottlings up to the limited-production special cuvées coveted by collectors. JOSH RAYNOLDS, Vinous Media
Without a doubt one of my favorite estates, as well as a reference point for Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine de Marcoux is located in the northern part of the appellation and is run with incredible talent, passion and insight by Sophie and Catherine Armenier. JEB DUNNUCK, The Wine Advocate
Fans of their wines will be thrilled to know that after a brief hiatus the Vieilles Vignes bottling will return with the 2015 vintage. Unsurprisingly, the VV is a knockout, in fact, it’s one of the best wines of the vintage. Most of the vines here are old, with an average age of 50 years. Crop levels are always low at Marcoux “and with the weather issues in early spring, during budbreak, we’re especially at risk,” she added. That’s the reason farming is so heavily emphasized here, “because the old vines need as much care as you can give them. They make great fruit but not much quantity and they need attention.” JOSH RAYNOLDS, Vinous Media
Marcoux 2015, well well, what a wine. This shows all the promise of the vintage with amazing depth, power, grip and muscle but by no means lacking the freshness and purity of the house style. This is not to be missed by any fans out there. This year also sees the return of the flag ship Vieilles Vignes and as per usual the reviews are in and they are huge, sadly as per usual the amount produced is tiny and the demand globally very high.
Here at PWS HQ we have never been shy in our admiration of these wines and regard them as being in the very top echelon of producers of great Chateauneuf du Pape.