Last night I opened up a bottle of the Mas de Boislauzon 2015 Vin de France La Chaussynette a wine I was able to score from FullPull in Seattle. There are lots of rumors about the fruit that goes into this wine, with discussions ranging from the juice being declassified Chateauneuf du Pape, to being fruit from across the road in Coudelet, to it simply being really good Syrah and Grenache from various villages along the Cotes du Rhone and as a result the wine ends up being listed as Vin de France, or what used to be labeled as Vin d'Pays. The 2015 clearly is more than Syrah and Grenache, as its clear there's some Cinsault and Mourvedre flavor.
Low in alcohol at 13.5 percent, the bouquet is old school Cotes du Rhone, a baby CdP, Gigondas or Rastau in style. Yet, the wine is soft, fruity and ripe. While I suspect the wine will age 10 years or more with proper cellaring, this is a wonderful wine that will likely be drunk over the next 5 years. It's a juicy, delicious red, with lots of brambly red currants, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry and fig flavors.
This wine, and the 2015 Vin de Pays de Collines Rhodaniennes “La Chevalière” by Patrick Jasmin are two of my favorite, early release, early drinking reds from the Rhone. If they are indicative of what the rest of the 2015's from the Rhone will be like, it may well be the best vintage there, since 2007.