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Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 93 International Wine Cellar, 92 The Wine Advocate
Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Varietal: Rhone Red Blends
Style: Big & Bold
Item no. 113285
Parcels of old vines 60-100 years in age, planted in soils of great character and complexity, provide the grapes for this wine.
Ripe, with the lush crème de cassis and crushed plum fruit of the vintage, showing excellent focus and drive, with racy acidity and taut, licorice-tinged structure. Turns flashy and exotic on the finish, with mulled blueberry, incense and fruitcake notes that are laid over impressive, graphite-filled grip. Best from 2010 through 2030. 1,665 cases made
Dark red. Exotic aromas of black raspberry compote, cherry-vanilla, spicecake and potpourri. Showing a lot of sexy oak but the deep, sweet red and dark berry flavors appear to be up to the lumber. Creamy in texture, with strong finishing spiciness and an echo of luscious dark berries. An extremely sexy wine that drinks very well now.
The luxury cuvee, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Boisrenard, has a very saturated purple color, a big, sweet nose of toast, chocolate, black currants, and black cherries, with hints of licorice and lavender. Lush as well as intriguingly spicy, this multi-layered, beautifully textured and voluptuous Chateauneuf du Pape seems surprisingly accessible for this cuvee, which normally need 2-5 years of bottle age to round into drinkable shape. However, there is plenty of richness, and the wine should evolve for 15 or more years.