Red

2007 Clos des Brusquières Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 71

  • drmarclevine wrote: 89 points

    July 12, 2020 - Threw quite a bit of sediment upon decanting. Initially quite jammy and port-like on the nose but after about an hour it balanced out a bit into camphor balls, potpourri, charcoal embers, and ripe blue fruit. Rounded in the mouth with heated blueberries and some black pepper trying to poke through the density. Hot vintage for sure. Lots of tannin in the back of the mouth but dominated by the concentrated chunkiness in the mid-palate. A bit disjointed and inharmonious. Wanted more edginess. First instinct is to hold this a bit longer to see if things come together but not sure the fruit is in it for a longer haul.

  • Neecies Does not like this wine:

    July 4, 2020 - Sweet and ripe--wouldn't have to tell an experienced taster that this came from a hot vintage. A decent drink but lacks essential Rhone-ness. Lots of sediment--decant needed.

  • tsdevon Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 28, 2020 - Minerally, charcoal, somewhat lean. Brickish color. Based on prev reviews, this seems to have lost something. Good with food, but expected more.

  • neomarcel wrote: 90 points

    March 28, 2020 - 17% alcohol

  • z_willus_d wrote: 91 points

    February 13, 2020 - This has a sweet, heady mountain berry bouquet drive-train that were it not for the sweaty animal (hog and smoking pork) components on sidecar would almost make me think Anderson Valley Pinot Noir in a blind sniffing. The sweetness is on parade through the palate but there's not a feel of heaviness, overt oak, nor out-of-whack alcohol that one must expect from '07 CdP. This bottle is just opened, but thankfully so far I've not picked up any of the typical prune juice thing I get in many of its vintage/region peers. There are some even-keeled white pepper and spice components that round out this excellent, smooth and balanced CdP. A touch kirschy here and there, spicy, and overall not too hard on the palate. This is the kind of wine I would have tripled down on a decade back, but I'd rather drink it as more of a novelty or special case wine for my current tastes.

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    Back to France, Issue #3, 2/1/2010 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/10/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Clos des Brusquières Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Very dark red violet color; black fruit, blackberry, charcoal nose; tight, ripe, black fruit, blackberry, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    2007 Chateauneuf Du Papes Tasting, Episode #738, 9/15/2009 (link) 93+ points

    (Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf du Pape) #1; COLOR-medium; NOSE-really tight; PALATE-Wow; for having no nose, this wine brings enormous intensity; very dark; like taking really dark blackberries w/ melted down black licorice and black tea on top of that; pitch black; this is a very masculine CdP, but the back-end is quite feminine; like a sensitive tough guy; surrounded by great Asian spice flavors; nice tea flavors; less red fruit than most CdP's; this has great structure; extremely well made; I love the black pepper; really big; really smooth; very well structured; drinking really well in it's youth; finishes with a nice blueberry flavor; this is SPECTACULAR; will last 15-18 years; perfect w/ steak; getting a cinnamon component; this is a really complex bottle of wine; JR-91/94; GV-93+

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clos des Brusquières
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Code 674144972068

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  • In Cellars 500 (59%)
  • Consumed 353 (41%)

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