ITEM 36182

2005 Domaine la Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape Pure

$352.99

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Wine Rating:

96WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

france

Wine Region

chateauneuf du pape

Variety

grenache

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

One of the stars of the vintage is the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Pure, another magnificent example of old vine Grenache (all from 100-year-old Grenache vines planted in sandy soils). This profound wine boasts abundant amounts of sweet black cherry and floral characteristics interwoven with notions of crushed rocks and licorice. Full-bodied, opulent, and powerful, with good structure, an unbelievably sweet, expansive mid-palate, and a broad, savory finish, this is truly compelling Chateauneuf du Pape at its finest. It was completely aged in old oak foudres prior to bottling. It should last for 15-20 years. With over 30 acres of vines in Chateauneuf du Pape, this relatively new estate, run by Christian and Julien Barrot, has served notice that they are intent on making high quality wines. In ascending order of quality (to my way of thinking), their three cuvees include the Reserve, Fiancee, and the magnificent 100% old vine Grenache offering called Pure, which is about as close to a great vintage of Rayas as one will find (although Domaine Charvin is equally close in style).Importers: Sussex Wine Merchants, Moorestown, NJ; tel. (609) 608-9644 and Turner Wine Imports, Morrisville, NC; tel. (919) 463-7676

Review Date: October 2007