Bid on this magnum lot of 2015 Chimère (Sine Qua Non) Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) in original wood. A very rare bottling from a great vintage, Chimère is made in partnership between Clos Saint-Jean’s Maurel brothers (Vincent and Pascal), oenologist Philippe Cambie, and Sine Qua Non's Manfred Krankl. This 2015 bottling has not yet been professionally reviewed, but the sky is the limit in 2015.
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2015 Chimère (Sine Qua Non) Châteauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) (qty: 1)
The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Chimère is a selection of Mourvèdre made by the Maurel brothers of Clos Saint Jean, oenologist Philippe Cambie, and Sine Qua Non genius Manfred Krankl. I believe there’s a touch of Grenache in the blend, as well as some Clairette and other varieties, but the bulk of this cuvée comes from the famed la Crau lieu-dit and is brought up all in demi-muids. It offers a beautiful perfume of sweet kirsch and blueberry fruit intermixed with loads of licorice, sweet spice, violets, and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, super intense, sweetly fruited, perfumed, and complex, it’s a gorgeous 2015 that does everything right. Forget bottles for 4-6 years and it should keep for 2 to 3 decades.