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Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac Proprietary Blend Wine 2013

External Review:

Deeper and richer with additional minerality the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac (100% Grenache) is a brilliant looking tank sample. Loaded with mineral-laced black cherry black currants spice-box licorice and crushed flowers it hits the palate with a full-bodied structured profile that will benefit from short-term cellaring. It should be one of the longer lived wines in the vintage and have 15 years or more of overall longevity. Drink 2016-2027.

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Winery: M. Chapoutier
Color: Red
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M. Chapoutier:
The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Polydor CHAPOUTIER was the first to begin to buy vines, thus moving from the status of wine-grower of an estate to that of a viticulturist, a wine producer and a businessman. The pioneering spirit was already present in the family.

External Reviews for Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac Proprietary Blend Wine

External Review
Vintage: 2012 06/20/2014

Deeper and richer with additional minerality the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac (100% Grenache) is a brilliant looking tank sample. Loaded with mineral-laced black cherry black currants spice-box licorice and crushed flowers it hits the palate with a full-bodied structured profile that will benefit from short-term cellaring. It should be one of the longer lived wines in the vintage and have 15 years or more of overall longevity. Drink 2016-2027.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 11/14/2013

Four hectares of vines planted in 1901 and 1902. Dark crimson and briary. Masses of tannin on the end. Sweet spicy fruit. Much much more youthful than the Croix de Bois. Almost grating tannins at the moment. 17/20 Jancis Robinson.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 03/21/2014

Deeper and richer with additional minerality the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac (100% Grenache) is a brilliant looking tank sample. Loaded with mineral-laced black cherry black currants spice-box licorice and crushed flowers it hits the palate with a full-bodied structured profile that will benefit from short-term cellaring. It should be one of the longer lived wines in the vintage and have 15 years or more of overall longevity. Drink 2016-2027. -Jeb Dunnuck Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 06/20/2014

Full ruby. Deeper and more brooding than the Croix de Bois. Displays intense dark berry cherry anise and black cardamom scents along with notes of dried flowers and smoky minerals. Powerful but lively as well offering gently sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of orange pith. Finishes smooth broad and long with building spiciness and excellent clarity. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

Opaque ruby. Seductively perfumed aromas of spicy red berries cherry-cola blood orange lavender and incense. Sappy spice- and mineral-accented red fruit flavors show palate-coating concentration but no excess fat. Gains energy on the impressively long mineral-dominated finish which is firmed by silky even tannins. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 03/21/2014

Slightly deeper in color the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac is a superb success in the vintage. Offering surprising richness and depth with a medium to full-bodied nicely concentrated feel on the palate it offers copious black cherry leather ground pepper and minerality on the nose. As with the other cuvees it is a forward fleshy vintage for the cuvee yet it possesses fine tannin terrific mid-palate depth and an all-around balanced harmonious feel that should allow it to age gracefully. Enjoy it over the coming decade. Drink now-2023. - Jeb Dunnuck Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

Vivid ruby. An exotically nose evokes cherry compote blackberry and smoky Indian spices. Fleshy sweet and concentrated with a distinctly spicy quality to it dark berry flavors. Impressively lush and broad on the persistent finish with suave tannins adding shape. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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