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CDP Barbe-Rac, Maison M. Chapoutier 2019

Grape VarietyGrenache

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2019CDP Barbe-Rac, Maison M. Chapoutier

6 bottle minimum order

BT2 \ 024580.001296 JD2464.44444266666796.0096.00CDP Barbe-Rac, Chapoutier0.7510
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Croix De Bois comes from a single vineyard near the town of Bedarrides and, as with the Barbe Rac, is 100% destemmed Grenache aged in concrete tanks. While I ordinarily prefer the Barbe Rac in terms of quality, this cuvée, which comes from cooler, more clays soils, offers a touch more purity and precision in 2019. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and nicely focused on the palate, it has incredibly Provençal notes of red and black fruits, peppery garrigue, saddle leather, and chalky minerality. It’s also perfectly balanced. I’d happily drink a bottle today, but a few years in the cellar will do it well, and it will certainly evolve for two decades.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2021

The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Barbe Rac also shows the vintage’s more elegant, seamless style. It has an exotic bouquet of wild strawberries, blueberries, marine-like minerality, tapenade, and savory garrigue. Rich, full-bodied, and nicely structured, with plenty of length on the finish, this is another wine that will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and be long-lived.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com (222), November 2020
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