Domaine la Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape Pure 2015

0,75 l, a Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, Rhone, France. Alcohol content: 15,0%; grape variety: 97% Grenache, 3% other

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€127,00 Incl. tax
Grundpreis: €169,33 / Liter
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Alkoholgrad: 15,0% vol.
Allergene: Sulfite, Spuren von Eiweiß
Abfüller/Erzeuger: Domaine La Barroche, 19 Avenue des Bosquets, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Frankreich

 

 Red
Early
Table
Dry
Grenache

 

(95 - 97)
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Jeb Dunnuck
28th Oct 2016

One of the most impressive barrel samples of this cuvée I can remember, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Pure is always almost 100% Grenache that comes from a tiny parcel of sandy soils located right at the junction of the Grand Pierre, Pointu and Rayas lieux-dits. Partially destemmed, vinified in concrete and aged in a single, ancient foudre, this sensational-looking Châteauneuf du Pape dishes out incredible amounts of ripe cherries, blueberries, crushed rocks and crushed flowers. Big, full-bodied, thick and unctuous, it got a few expletives in the notes, and for all its size and weight, it stays lively, pure and even elegant. My money is on this beauty being one of the top wines in the vintage

The young superstar Julien Barrot has just completed construction on a new cellar and the 2016 vintage should be the first vintage made completely at the new site (I believe the 2015 might have been aged there). Looking at his 2015s, there are only two cuvées produced, the classic Châteauneuf du Pape, which is 62% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre and the rest Syrah and other permitted grapes, and the 100% Grenache Châteauneuf du Pape Pure. The Pure cuvée is always made in a single, old foudre, and while it can normally be reserved and difficult to be evaluated from barrel, it was singing on this occasion. It’s also worth noting his new Vin de France cuvée, which is from a newly acquired parcel of old vines. In addition, it gets a small part of declassified Châteauneuf du Pape grapes, hence why it’s released as a Vin de France and not a Côtes du Rhône (Châteauneuf du Pape can only be declassified into Vin de France, not Côtes du Rhône). I wasn’t able to get a suggested retail price, but I suspect it will represent a terrific value.

 

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