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CDP Barbe-Rac, Maison M. Chapoutier 2018

Grape VarietyGrenache

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2018CDP Barbe-Rac, Maison M. ChapoutierBT5 \ 060580.001297 JD6064.44444266666797.0097.00CDP Barbe-Rac, Chapoutier0.7510
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Tasting Notes

I’d put the 2018 Châteauneuf du Barbe Rac up against anything in this vintage. Coming from 100% Grenache brought up all in concrete, it reveals a deeper purple/ruby color as well as awesome notes of red and blue fruits, ground pepper, iodine, spring flowers, and a touch of gamey meat. Possessing more depth and concentration than most, it’s full-bodied, has a stacked mid-palate, silky tannins, and a big, big finish. I already like it today, but I suspect it will be even better with 1-3 years of bottle age, and it should keep for 15 years or more.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, October 2020

From decimated yields of 0.4 tons per acre, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Barbe Rac (100% Grenache brought up all in concrete) shows beautiful purity of fruit, notes of blueberries, wild strawberries, ground pepper, and crushed violets, brilliant concentration, and fine, building tannins. It's a remarkable effort in the vintage that has more depth and concentration than just about every other wine out there. It’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and cruise for 15 years in more in cool cellars.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2019
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