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CDP Barbe-Rac, Maison M. Chapoutier 2020

Grape VarietyGrenache

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Tasting Notes

I loved the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Barbe Rac, a 100% Grenache that was all destemmed and will spend 18 months in concrete tanks. Loads of kirsch liqueur, blackberries, peppery herbs, and spicy notes define the nose, and it brings plenty of Grenache richness and depth, with medium to full body, ripe tannins, and the pure, focused style of the vintage.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, November 2021

There's an appealing high-toned spice over the very ripe blackberry fruit here, like star anise. Very rounded and generous, but with some good intensity and freshness at its core. Concentrated and ripe but with good acidity. The alcohol is warming on the finish, but it's not overly unbalanced. A fruity and immediate style of Barbe Rac.

Drinking Window 2022 - 2029

Matt Walls, Decanter.com, June 2021
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