2015 Saxum G2

abv 15.9%
  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 459735-2015-1500

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The newest vineyard in the Saxum lineup, the 2015 G2 Vineyard contains 56% Grenache and 44% Mourvedre. Sporting a medium to deep garnet-purple color, it leaps from the glass with an exuberant red currant and Bing cherry nose, complemented by notes of dried Provence herbs, lavender, orange peel and black pepper. Full-bodied with a firm, grainy texture and tons of freshness, it has lovely spice and herbal layers on the very long finish.
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    This has torque to spare, but there's also richness and polish, plus black licorice, smoky pepper beef, currant and crushed stone accents that build power and depth toward bold tannins. Grenache and Mourvedre. Best from 2019 through 2027. 585 cases made.
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Deep, lurid violet color. Energetic, mineral-accented aromas of ripe red and blue fruits are complicated by suggestions of incense, Asian spices and pungent flowers. Broad and fleshy on entry, then more taut in the middle, offering sappy, densely packed black raspberry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors and an exotic suggestion of five-spice powder. Finishes strikingly long and sweet, featuring slow-building, even tannins, a touch of smokiness and repeating red fruit and floral character. - Josh Raynolds
  • Anonymous | Rating: 95

    the wine was light upon first taste. after sitting for 45 minutes the wine opened up beautifully it was full and had different tasting notes - berries and slight pepper
    Author: BOFA

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 99 bottles owned
  • 30 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 30 collectors)