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2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac M. Chapoutier (750ml)
Producer: M. Chapoutier chapoutier.com
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Related Ratings:
rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 10, 2011 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
94 points Best 2008-2023
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 31, 2007 , phoogendijk
95 points "Combines fruit and i terroir n in spades, with notes of raspberry ganache and fig layered with tar, loam and i garrigue n . Builds slowly through the finish, delivering an encore of dark fruit and minerality, with a hint of grilled beef. A huge wine that demands cellaring. Best from 2009 through 2027. 600 cases made. –JM " Best 2009-2014
rated (2000 vintage, 1.5l bottle) : May 6, 2011 , dmarano
95 points "There are approximately 500 cases of this wine. It is a large-scaled Chateauneuf du Pape that represents the antithesis of La Bernardine. This wine has been spectacular, and I have been a frequent buyer and consumer of this wine since the first vintage Michel Chapoutier made, 1989. The Barbe Rac is a 100% Grenache cuvee produced from a vineyard planted in 1901 near the famed La Gardine estate. It is aged 80% in tank and 20% in large demi-muids barrels. The deep ruby/purple-colored 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac boast a fabulous perfume of kirsch liqueur, licorice, ground pepper, and a hint of Provencal herbs. Ripe, full-bodied, and concentrated, with huge quantities of glycerin as well as a finish that lasts for nearly 50 seconds, this spectacular Chateauneuf du Pape possesses a sweetness and endearing accessibility that make it hard to resist. It should be drinkable during its entire 20-year evolution. It's a wow, wow wine! " Best 2003-2023