Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2006 Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard – Bottle Notes

Domaine de Beaurenard is in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, in the Rhone Valley. It has been a family run estate for seven generations and is today run by brothers Daniel and Frederic Coulon. The estate includes 80 acres in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and 62 acres in the Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau appellation. Robert M. Parker Jr. calls Domaine de Beaurenard “one of the old, classic estates of Chateauneuf-du-Pape”. Their two offerings include the dark-colored regular cuvee and the barrique-aged Cuvee Boisrenard.

Light ruby red in color. 14.5% ABV. Predominantly Grenache from 60-100 year old vines. Herbes de Provence, plums, tar and black fruits on the nose. Succulent, ripe and definitely modern in style. Licorice, kirsch, coffee bean, black cherry and leather on the palate. The first time I have had this wine. Super stuff. Drink over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 93 points.

Current vintages run $65-75 and are worth your consideration.

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