Domaine du Tunnel Saint Peray Pur Blanc 2015 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
95 WA / 94 VM
One of the finest St Péray I’ve tasted (along with Michel Chapoutier’s St Péray Lieu-Dit Payrolles) is the 2015 St Péray Pur Blanc. This wine is 100% Marsanne from 100-year-old vines and raised in barrels. This sensational white offers awesome notes of caramelized peaches, brioche, crushed rocks and white flowers. These give way to a medium to full-bodied, elegant, yet layered and rich St Péray that has integrated acidity and a great finish. A testament to the quality that’s possible from this appellation, it will keep for 10-15 years.
An estate that has come on like gangbusters over the past decade is Stephane Robert’s Domaine du Tunnel, and today they’re up there with the crème de la crème of the appellation. He's made beautiful wines in both 2014 and 2015. Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate
Limpid yellow. Fresh citrus and pit fruits on the incisive nose, along with suggestions of jasmine and iodine. Deeply concentrated but minerally and sharply focused, offering palate-staining tangerine, pear and fennel flavors underscored and lifted by a vein of zesty minerality. Shows outstanding energy and thrust on the strikingly long, minerally finish, which emphatically echoes the floral note. These are reportedly the oldest vines in the appellation and most of them pre-date phylloxera. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media