INSIDER WINE SPECTATOR Rotem & Mounir Saouma
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Omnia 2015 96 points
Red This is sublime, with beguiling rooibos tea, blood orange and sandalwood aromas out front followed by a long and silky display of lightly mulled cherry, damson plum and raspberry fruit avors. Light shiso leaf and sanguine notes lace up the nish while the fruit echoes admirably. Best from 2020 through 2040.—J.M.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Arioso 2014 95 points
Red Alluring, with blood orange, raspberry and bergamot notes that glide through on silky but persistent tannins, while black tea, dried anise and incense notes weave in and around them. A re ned mineral echo pierces the otherwise very seductive nish, making for an intriguing contrast. An impressive e ort for the vintage. Drink now through 2035.—J.M.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Magis 2015 97 points
White A beauty, with singed macadamia nut, brioche and hazelnut hints leading the way for a mix of creamed Jonagold apple, white peach, persimmon and Cavaillon melon avors. A buried spine of chamomile and jasmine keeps everything focused while extending through the very long and beguiling nish. Drink now through 2025. From France.—J.M.