Chateauneuf du Pape "Barbe Rac" Grande Cuvee M. Chapoutier Trocken Frankreich Rhône /Td Châteauneuf-du-Pape M. Chapoutier 2004

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Grape variety 100% black grenache. Soil slopes on very old schists from the Palaezoic era. Harvesting the harvest i...

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A combination of subtle oak and a smidge of graphite immediately had us in the mind of pencil shavings (spice & mineral), though this wasn’t as pro... Read more

All of the single vineyard Ermitages turned out as good as I had hoped possibly even better. In short they are among the strongest wines one could ... Read more

Ruby-red. Vibrant floral and mineral-accented red fruit aromas emphasize raspberry and redcurrant. Impressively pure and fresh with a nervy quality... Read more

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Snooth User: Grape Juice
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4.00 5
07/14/2007

A combination of subtle oak and a smidge of graphite immediately had us in the mind of pencil shavings (spice & mineral), though this wasn’t as pronounced or as clearly defined as in other wines we’ve had. This, and a hint of caramel-vanilla sweetness, blew off after a little bit of decanting to reveal a ripe bunch of blackberry and cranberry underneath. Juicy, but far from jammy, the cranberry sauce and raspberry evident on the tip of the tongue died off, leaving the mid-palate a little bare for my liking, before ending with very nice, structured tannins. A great lingering finish and a solid bottle of wine. Could probably stand to age for a couple of years yet. After the initial tasting, I tried it again the following day and enjoyed it much more for its mid-weight, easy-drinking nature. I quickly finished off the bottle (for shame) and was left with a bit of a dilemma with regards to my rating. Ordinarily I would have tucked it into a lower category than I did, however my repeat trial and happy sipping made me rethink. The 2004 is a great value from a major Rhone producer, and is one of the more understated and elegant Grenache wines I’ve tried in this price range.


External Reviews for Chateauneuf du Pape "Barbe Rac" Grande Cuvee M. Chapoutier Trocken Frankreich Rhône /Td Châteauneuf-du-Pape M. Chapoutier

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

All of the single vineyard Ermitages turned out as good as I had hoped possibly even better. In short they are among the strongest wines one could hope for in this vintage. The 2004 Ermitage Le Pavillon is outstanding but certainly not one of the most compelling wines Michel Chapoutier has made. It is dense dark ruby/purple and seems more austere and backward than the Le Meal but I still think these are 15- to 20-year wines as opposed to the normal 50+ that the top vintages of these single vineyard Ermitages produce. Dense with black currant fruit intermixed with licorice sweet blackberries and white chocolate this is an elegant mid-weight Pavillon that should be drinking well in about 5-6 years and last 15-20. -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/20/2013

Ruby-red. Vibrant floral and mineral-accented red fruit aromas emphasize raspberry and redcurrant. Impressively pure and fresh with a nervy quality to the red berry flavors and a deep smoky espresso note on the back end. This grew sweeter with air the red berry flavors deepening but losing none of their precision or energy. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewSlightly firm, with taut, sinewy tannins driving the black cherry, currant, tobacco and mineral notes. Hints of purple fruit and flowers on the focused finish. Drink now through 2014.Wine Tasting NotesDeep garnet red with purple highlights. Aromas of red fruit (raspberry and black currant) with a hint of licorice.


External Review
02/04/2009

"Margaux?s second wine, the 2004 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux, may turn out to be outstanding. Its deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by fleshy notes of black currants, cherries, smoke, earth, and spring flowers. Lovely, ripe, and opulent,


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/23/2013

Superdichte Konzentration in der Nase und am Gaumen. Gewürznoten von Anis, Kardamon und Fenchelsamen untermalen die opulente Frucht von Birne, reifen Pfirsichen und Feigen. Ein unglaublich langer Abgang und ein Schmelz wie Butter sind ein würdiges Finale dieses Top-Hermitage.


Ratings & Tags for Chateauneuf du Pape "Barbe Rac" Grande Cuvee M. Chapoutier Trocken Frankreich Rhône /Td Châteauneuf-du-Pape M. Chapoutier

38509 Snooth User: Kit
rated this wine
3.00 5
12/26/2007

30208 Snooth User: Bistoo
rated this wine
4.00 5
08/14/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Grape variety 100% black grenache. Soil slopes on very old schists from the Palaezoic era. Harvesting the harvest is made by hand on very ripe fruits. Matching food with wines It can work as an aperitive. Blue cheese. chocolate desserts, cakes, dried fruits dessert, caramel, coffee. Vinification The harvest is destemmed,crushed. Very long maceration,adding pure alcohol to made sure all the aromas and tannins will be extracted. Maturing The aging in oak lasts from 18 to 36 month, depending on the years.A part in casks, a part in tuns. Tasting Colour : Deep garnet to acacia depending on the age. Noze : aromas of dried fruits, red fruits, and cocoa, roasted coffee appearing with the years. Mouth : very powerfull, long lenght in mouth, the fruits and the chocolate are the majour aromas of this very long ageing wine.

Grape variety 100% black grenache. Soil slopes on very old schists from the Palaezoic era. Harvesting the harvest is made by hand on very ripe fruits. Matching food with wines It can work as an aperitive. Blue cheese. chocolate desserts, cakes, dried fruits dessert, caramel, coffee. Vinification The harvest is destemmed,crushed. Very long maceration,adding pure alcohol to made sure all the aromas and tannins will be extracted. Maturing The aging in oak lasts from 18 to 36 month, depending on the years.A part in casks, a part in tuns. Tasting Colour : Deep garnet to acacia depending on the age. Noze : aromas of dried fruits, red fruits, and cocoa, roasted coffee appearing with the years. Mouth : very powerfull, long lenght in mouth, the fruits and the chocolate are the majour aromas of this very long ageing wine.

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