Red

2007 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac

Grenache

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • Stefanos T. Likes this wine: (96 points)

    September 23, 2017 - Once more fantastic showing. The bottle I had in 2013 must have been badly stored because today this wine showed incredible freshness.
    Expressive nose with red and dark berry fruit - strawberry, cherry - with just a hint of lactic and a tiny barnyard note. Some notes of vanilla cream as well.
    On the palate medium + to full bodied with lots of glycerin but also some acidity to keep it in check. Sweet with purity of fruit, velvety texture and rather high alcohol which I did not mind.
    Superb wine!
    Superb wine

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Neras Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 16, 2017 - Very pleasant and balanced. No component stands out - everything seems to be in the right place.

  • ChopperWine Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 29, 2017 - I must admit that this was a little disappointing. Thinner than I expected.
    Not as chewy or rich as I like from these older CDP's but I did find that the wine had aromas of dark berries, slight leather, licorice and spice. Tannins still present in a more youthful way. Flavors of dark fruit and prune.

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  • 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?

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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 68 (8%)
  • In Cellars 616 (72%)
  • Consumed 168 (20%)

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