The 2015 Réserve is made as a selection between 11 different plots in Côte-Rôtie. These plots come from different soil composition in vineyards averaging 40 years of age, giving a unique texture and style to the wine that is complex, but special compared to the Lieu-dit wines. Approximately 65% of the grapes come from Brune plots (more microschist) and 35% come from Blonde (granite, volcanic soils). Like the other wines, it is manually harvested and 30% of the wine is made with whole bunches. A blend of 97% Syrah, 3% Viognier co-fermented, the wine sees 20 months in French oak (20% new).
“Deep ruby. A deeply perfumed bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, violet, olive paste and smoky minerals, with a suave floral topnote. Offers densely packed black and blue fruit, floral pastille and spice cake flavors that stretch out slowly as the wine opens up. Displays excellent definition on a very long, lively finish that's given shape by chewy, building tannins.” – 94 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media