Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Boisrenard 2010

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Parcels of old vines 60-100 years in age, planted in soils of great character and complexity, provide the grapes for this wine. They are picked when fully mature and meticulously sorted by hand to further enhance concentration. Yields are very low: 15-20 hectoliters/hectare. These old parcels, in which different varieties are planted together, embody the symphony of 13 varieties, though Grenache predominates. The Boisrenard undergoes lengthy vatting and is aged in an entirely traditional way: no filtration or fining, then 18 months' ageing in oak barrels, bottling, and a spell of rest in our underground cellars.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine de Beaurenard
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Wine SpectatorContains some exotic fruit-blueberry paste, boysenberry and raspberry confiture, and pastis-soaked currant-but it's a brick house too, with Turkish coffee, bittersweet chocolate and lots of singed wood spice notes fanning out on the finish. A great spine allows the elements to echo through the finish without faltering. Best from 2015 through 2030. 750 cases made.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2012