Clos Solene Fleur de Solene 2015
Loaded with notes of plums, exotic flowers, mint and hints of green herbs, this medium to full-bodied, rich and beautifully textured 2014 is ready to go, but should keep nicely through at least 2024.
Wine AdvocateA blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Grenache, the 2015 Fleur de Solène reveals expressive aromas of luscious cassis, cocoa and ripe blackberry. On the palate, it's full-bodied, supple and succulent with juicy acids—despite its lavish, textural attack—and fine-grained, surprisingly chalky structuring tannins. Follow it for the coming decade.
Wine EnthusiastGuillaume Fabre's blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Grenache needs a bit of time to unwind, but once it does, it's another ode to balanced richness. Aromas of blackberry and wet slate lead into an elegant palate that's thick, soft and full of grippy tannins. Flavors of elderberry and violet lead into a polished vanilla finish. Drink 2019-2030.
Wine SpectatorRefined and polished, yet expressive, with black cherry, mineral and green olive flavors that build toward big but polished tannins. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. Drink now through 2024. 450 cases made.