Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Boisrenard 2010
Parcels of old vines 60-100 years in age, planted in soils of great character and complexity, provide the grapes for this wine. They are picked when fully mature and meticulously sorted by hand to further enhance concentration. Yields are very low: 15-20 hectoliters/hectare. These old parcels, in which different varieties are planted together, embody the symphony of 13 varieties, though Grenache predominates. The Boisrenard undergoes lengthy vatting and is aged in an entirely traditional way: no filtration or fining, then 18 months' ageing in oak barrels, bottling, and a spell of rest in our underground cellars.
External Reviews for Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Boisrenard
Contains some exotic fruit-blueberry paste, boysenberry and raspberry confiture, and pastis-soaked currant-but its a brick house too, with Turkish coffee, bittersweet chocolate and lots of singed wood spice notes fanning out on the finish. A great spine allows the elements to echo through the finish without faltering. Best from 2015 through 2030. 750 cases made. -JM Inky purple. Pungent, expansive aromas of blackberry preserves and candied plum, with licorice and violet notes adding complexity. Showing a far darker and richer personality than the regular bottling but this wine is just as lively, offering weighty dark fruit flavors, a velvety texture and strong back-end cut. Tannins build with air and add grip to the long, spicy finish. I really like this wines blend of richness and energy. The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Boisrenard comes across as very modern in style at this stage of its life. Abundant notes of toasty new oak, li...