Red

2007 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac

Grenache

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • Christoffer78 Likes this wine: (97 points)

    May 5, 2017 - A true masterpiece, hitting its perfect drinking window. The nose exhibits the most profound dark mature fruits, classy morellos and sweet liquorice. Secondary tones of spice and perhaps a whiff of garrigue are starting to emerge. The palate is totally integrated and so balanced a line dancer would find it enjoyable. There is no oak at al and this helps move the fruit forward. All other components are just a silky background to the fruit symphony. Actually there is not hard edge to this effort. Certainly this is the most velvety and silky wine experience I have enjoyed in many years. Colour is brick red at the rim telling me no one is immune to ageing. A true joy and a totally lovey wine!

  • Christoffer78 Likes this wine: (96 points)

    June 25, 2016 - A lovely example of Grenache and a stunning example of the 2007 vintage. The wine is open from first pour, but continues to develop in the glass for at least an hour or more. The nose reveals abundant and profound dark mature fruits, morellos and sweet liquorice. The palate is totally integrated. With a total absence from oak, the fruit is certainly in the front seat here. All other components, e.g. Acidity and tannins are close to perfectly integrated. Actually there is not hard edge to this effort at all. It is like drinking silk. Colour is getting slightly brick red at the rim, telling me ageing is a fact also for this wine. A true pleasure to drink tonight. This wine certainly is a true joy to drink!

    Last but not least a few words on how the 2007s are progressing. This wine has behaved very similar throughout the years. The incredible silkiness makes it a bit difficult to tell about further ageing. Still my sincere guesstimate is this wine should be drunk not in a too distant future, still it is just lovely so why wait?

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Motz wrote: (94 points)

    November 22, 2015 - Drank over three days. Huge wine! Came away with the same impression as 18 months ago. There is a lot to this wine and some of it may be over-the-top. The label states 16 abv and, unsurprisingly, Port-like heat is ever present. There is nothing subtle or reserved to this enigmatic yet delicious offering. No where near peak; drink through 2025.

  • Stefanos T. Likes this wine: (95 points)

    December 5, 2014 - Much different than last bottle I had a year ago.
    This is much younger and less evolved, even color is ruby rather than garnet.. Wine is not better though, this bottle seems to need time, especially on the palate...
    Nose is very open and expressive with notes of cherry liqueur, leather, grilled meat and violets. On the palate it is full bodied but extemely soft with astonishing purity of fruit, also liquer like and a tad sweeter than I would have liked. Soft tannins, low acidity and clean and long cherry-like finish.
    A great wine.

  • JulianSkeels Likes this wine: (94 points)

    November 10, 2014 - Not yet ready, for my taste but showing amazing potential. Rich but not as dense yet as expected. 100% Grenache and it shows in the amazing nose of sweet cherry. Lots of current kirsch alcohol notes in the mouth currently dominate the sweetness, some vanilla and tonnes of spice. Decanting for 2hrs helped, but still felt that there is more integration to come. With more age I expect this to become denser and very much on the Burgandian end of the CNDP spectrum. Lots of upside, am leaving rest of case until 2020.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer M. Chapoutier
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Barbe Rac
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 58 (7%)
  • In Cellars 634 (75%)
  • Consumed 149 (18%)

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