2020 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape Julien Barrot
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2020 Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf du Pape Julien Barrot

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$125. 00
$1500.00 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Rich and fleshy, but with excellent tannin structure behind it, this is a very impressive modern style Chateauneuf. Plenty of preserved cherry and black raspberry fruit with notes of rosemary and thyme. Lovely silky texture until you reach the firm finish, which promises many more years of life. A cuvee of 60% grenache, 19% mourvedre, 13% syrah, 5% syrah and 3% other traditional grapes for the region. Drink or hold.
94 points

I was able to taste two releases from Julien Barrot. Looking first at his 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Julien Barrot, which is a blend of 60% Grenache, 19% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, and a handful of other varieties, it sports a deeper purple hue to go with a fabulous bouquet of kirsch and blackberry fruits as well as licorice, crushed stone, licorice, and ground pepper. It shines for its balance and elegance on the palate, but still brings substantial fruit as well as structure. It's a thrilling wine that will benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades in cold cellars. Drink 2024 - 2046.
94 points
Jeb Dunnuck

A bold, extroverted, spicy red, bursting with cherry, red currant and subtle cigar box. Delivers a pronounced thread of graphite that gives shape to the lush palate, with elegant but present tannins holding firm on the pepper- and spice-dusted finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2024 through 235.
93 points
Kristen Bieler - Wine Spectator