Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Pure 2007

$278.95

SKU 2346

750ml

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This cuvée reflects a specific terroir and grape variety, as well as a hundred years of ups and downs - unstinting efforts, though crises, wars, etc... as well as years of joy and plenty. The century-old Grenache vines are deeply rooted in this mythical plot like no other, with sandy and red Comtat sandstone soil. Not only rare and unique, the resulting wine is indescribably... pure, as well as ethereal, delicate, elegant, fresh, natural, floral, silky, unctuous and absolute.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine La Barroche
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Wine SpectatorThis teeters on overripe, with extremely lush plum sauce, crushed fig and macerated cherry fruit, but the silky tannins and notes of incense and graphite provide the definition this needs, while the latent depth plays out on the very lengthy finish. Hints of black tea, shiso leaf and melted black licorice chime in at the very end, boding well for future development. Best from 2010 through 2030. 360 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2009