M. Chapoutier Barbe Rac Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

$125

The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac, which comes from the western part of the appellation from a vineyard planted in 1901 and 1902, is, like the Croix de Bois, 100% Grenache aged totally in cement tanks. It boasts a dense purple color along with a sumptuous nose of black raspberries, black currants, incense, camphor, licorice, and garrigue. Full-bodied, voluptuously-textured, exuberant, rich, and pure with stunning depth and concentration, it can be drunk young or cellared for 15-20 years. Chapoutier's holdings in Chateauneuf du Pape continue to grow as he purchased the Bois Dauphin estate recently... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Beau Carson Delectable Pro

Sulfur and campfire. Hugely alcoholic, but shockingly balanced. Seemed much more mature.

Sulfur and campfire. Hugely alcoholic, but shockingly balanced. Seemed much more mature.

8.7

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Had a sharpness that hit me wrong. Not harmonious to me. I was in the minority. Most loved it. #outlier

Had a sharpness that hit me wrong. Not harmonious to me. I was in the minority. Most loved it. #outlier

8.1

Bradley Brown Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

Some very ripe decadent fruit

Some very ripe decadent fruit

8.3

erto l

a good cdp...? nice!

a good cdp...? nice!

8.8

Paul Jones Delectable Pro

Very classic and deep. Complex aromas, great mid-palate depth and ripe, well-integrated tannins. Cherries, smoke, and freshly ground pepper; full-bodied and pure. Despite the obvious ripeness, there is absolutely no sign of heat on the finish; very well balanced.

Very classic and deep. Complex aromas, great mid-palate depth and ripe, well-integrated tannins. Cherries, smoke, and freshly ground pepper; full-bodied and pure. Despite the obvious ripeness, there is absolutely no sign of heat on the finish; very well balanced.

9.0

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