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M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac 2010

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"A solid, pure style, with a beam of very fresh plum, black cherry and toasted anise notes moving through, followed by pretty hints of tar and red licorice on the polished, accessible finish. Shows more balance than oomph and should hang on nicely in the cellar. Drink now through 2020...91" WS 9/12 "(100% grenache that was raised entirely in concrete): Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, lavender and spices on the fragrant nose and in the mouth. Juicy and nicely concentrated, with strong finishing cut, lingering spiciness and integrated tannins that provide shape and grip...90" IWC 2/13

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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 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

So lush, so warm, so inviting, with ganache, plum sauce and blackberry coulis notes that fan out beautifully. But there's grip as well, with a mix of tar, shiso leaf, signed iron and charcoal all weaving through the finish, adding muscle and definition. Offers terrific range and length. Almost drinkable now, but this will get better. Best from 2014 through 2035.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
11/08/2011

The wines exhibit the distinctive pepper and spice of Syrah, but are bigger and rounder in the mouth, with great complexity coming from the Carignan and Grenache.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

A magnificent effort, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac boasts huge notes of kirsch, exotic herbs, lavender, cedar, fig, black cherry, black currant, licorice and roasted meats. This flamboyant, rich, full-throttle Chateauneuf du Pape should age well for two decades. It will be interesting to follow this wine’s evolution alongside the brilliant 2009 and 2007 Barbe Racs.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

There are 440 cases of the 2010 Cote Rotie La Mordoree. While it is a very strong effort I would rank it a point or two below the 2009 which I believe is the finest La Mordoree since the awesome 1991. It offers an impressive dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of bacon fat black olives black currants raspberries earth and forest floor. Ripe and medium-bodied with light to moderate tannin it is somewhat closed at present and will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring. It should keep for 20-25 years. 93+ -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/08/2015

Packed with layers of charcoal and tar covering the well-endowed core of braised fig blackberry p


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/08/2015

There are 440 cases of the 2010 Cote Rotie La Mordoree. While it is a very strong effort I would rank it a point or two below the 2009 which I believe is the finest La Mordoree since the awesome 1991. It offers an impressive dense ruby/purple color along with a sweet bouquet of bacon fat black olives black currants raspberries earth and forest floor. Ripe and medium-bodied with light to moderate tannin it is somewhat closed at present and will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring. It shou


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/08/2015

Opaque ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet presents candied dark berries and cherry-cola with notes of Indian spices anise and smoked meat building with air. Fleshy but focused on the palate with intense black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of candied violet. Tangy minerals add lift and cut to a strikingly long smoky and gently tannic finish. Stephen Tanzers IWC.



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"A solid, pure style, with a beam of very fresh plum, black cherry and toasted anise notes moving through, followed by pretty hints of tar and red licorice on the polished, accessible finish. Shows more balance than oomph and should hang on nicely in the cellar. Drink now through 2020...91" WS 9/12 "(100% grenache that was raised entirely in concrete): Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, lavender and spices on the fragrant nose and in the mouth. Juicy and nicely concentrated, with strong finishing cut, lingering spiciness and integrated tannins that provide shape and grip...90" IWC 2/13

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