Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 265,767 strong:

Register Today!

Want to be THE Wine Expert among your friends?

299,055Wine Reviews
265,767Members
30Seconds to join

Calvet Reserve Des Remparts 2015 Wine Review

Calvet Reserve Des Remparts 2015

Calvet Reserve Des Remparts 2015

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux AOC, France

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 7

  Add My Review


Price: $20.95

Drink: 2015-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Calvet

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine and Spirits

Natalie's Score: 84/100

A tannic Bordeaux red wine blend of mostly Merlot grapes but some Cabernet. Slightly unripe fruit. Pair with rare steak.

Food pairings: prime rib.

This Calvet Reserve Des Remparts 2015 was reviewed on May 22, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2012  2011  2008 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
KENNEDY & SHEPPARD (AGINCOURT MALL)33 Add
HWY. 31 & 230 Add
YONGE & BROOKLAND22 Add
INNES & TENTH LINE21 Add
KINGSTON & MCCOWAN20 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Christian Marcoux rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

From Reserve des Remparts, located on the right bank of Bordeaux, the Saint-Emilion Calvet Collection 2015 shows classic aromas of dark cherry, plum, green grass, rose, dark chocolate and cedar. Full bodied with medium finish, this young Calvet Collection 2015 offers tart plum, red cherry, tobacco, earthy note, pepper and oak. Nicely balanced, this wine will gain silkiness if kept for a couple of years. Enjoy.

Christian Marcoux
Simon Chen rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A nice value bordeaux!!! very good fruits, not too green, and has nice body and tannin. A good nice daily drinking bordeaux
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

An approachable example of Saint-Emilion from Calvet. 2015 has been the first solid vintage since 2010, so it os time to be excited about the entry level Bordeaux again.
Some nice toast oak aromatics. Fresh cherry amd plum. Tart snappy finish. Medium bodied and good to go with a flank steak tonight. Drink soon.
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Grippy and tannic, subtle cherry and plum with oak and smoky notes. Medium bodied, nice acidity. Enjoy with a steak or other protein to stand up to the tannin in the wine.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Rather rustic with plum notes on nose and palate, but the tannins are somewhat overpowering. Pair with rare steak.
Tasted May 2018
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

The grippy tannins of this Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon blend demand a rare steak pairing. More vegetal notes than fruit. Tasted May 06, 2018.

If you liked the Calvet Reserve Des Remparts 2015, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for Calvet Reserve Des Remparts 2015

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Roserock Z├ęphirine Red Wine
Pinot Noir 2014,
Eloa-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 265,767 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award