Domaine Barville Chateauneuf du Pape 2012


SKU 1564325578


Colour: Ruby with purple glints. Nose: Typical of its terroir with a nose of spices, black pepper, lavender, black cherries and blackberries. Palate: Elegant and powerful, with a distinctive velvety palate showing red fruits and spellbinding notes of garrigue. This cuvée is a pleasure to drink and will reward the most patient wine lover.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine Barville
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa91-93+

Wine Advocateooking even better, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape had an added layer of richness and depth over the 2011. Offering up ripe notes of blackberry, underbrush, pepper and new leather, it is fresh and lively on the palate, with medium-bodied richness and fantastic purity of fruit. It should be relatively approachable on release and drink well for 7-8 years, if not a decade. Drink 2015-2021.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2013
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorDark fig, blackberry coulis and plum skin notes meld together, along with pastis, licorice snap and ganache accents. The structure is polished in feel but maintains a grippy edge through the finish. Best from 2015 through 2026. 3,330 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2014