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2007 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
Cellar: 5 - 6 Years (2015-2016)
ABV: 15.9%
Closure: Cork

Up until 2003 the Barrot family were relatively unknown producers in Chateauneuf du Pape who sold their wine in bulk to various negociants. It wasn’t until Julian Barrot took over the winemaking responsibilities that the estate began to produce wines under their own label receiving almost instantaneous critical acclaim.

The average age of the vines at La Barroche is 60 years old with some of the Grenache plantings being over100 years old

Opaque dark red colour with deep dark red mauve hue. The nose displays aromas of blackberry, liquorice, dark plum and spice. The palate boasts impressive weight with generous flavours of ripe blackberry, black plum and liquorice followed by some spice with underlying meaty characters. Firm, slightly dry tannins but in perfect balance. Long aftertaste of blackberry, liquorice, spice and blackpepper.
Limited Stocks.
Cellar 5-6 years (2015-2016)
Alc 15.9%

Other Reviews…..
More structured, backward, and formidably endowed is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition. Made from a blend of over 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Cinsault, with some very old-vine fruit going into the blend, this wine is also aged in a combination of tank and foudre prior to bottling. Deep plum/ruby-colored with a striking nose of loamy soil scents interwoven with exuberant kirsch liqueur notes, licorice, and roasted Provencal herbs, the wine is backward, dense, full-bodied, and very pure, with a brilliant texture and length. This wine will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring and drink well for 15+ years.
92 points
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate