Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Boisrenard 2015
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine de Beaurenard|
This is loaded with beautifully rendered fig, blackberry and boysenberry confiture flavors that are seamlessly intertwined, while warm fruitcake, melted black licorice and black tea notes chime throughout. The finish ripples with energy, showing finely beaded acidity and a terrific graphite edge. Best from 2020 through 2040.
The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard is a solid step up over the classic cuvée and possesses additional depth and richness. Black raspberries, graphite, leather, and hints of scorched earth all emerge from this full-bodied beauty that has impeccable tannin quality, integrated acidity, and a great finish. It shines for its purity and finesse, has no hard edges, and is impeccably balanced. It too will keep for 10-15 years.
Youthful purple. Heady, smoke- and spice-accented red and dark fruit preserve and potpourri scents; a bright mineral flourish adds vivacity. Stains the palate with sweet, energetic black raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors that deepen and spread out as the wine opens up. Smoothly plays richness off vivacity and shows no rough edges. The floral note carries emphatically through a wonderfully long, seamless finish that's given shape by gentle, harmonious tannins.