Domaine La Barroche, Chateauneuf Du Pape Pure 2007

Rhone Red Blend Rhone Red Blend
Rhône, France


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Assuming one can find any of the 500 or so cases that are made, the wine to die for is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Pure. I have a tendency to underrate this wine, as both the 2005, which I find pure perfection, and the nearly equal-in-quality 2006, both put on weight and complexity after a year or two in the bottle, but there is not a whole lot of room to improve in 2007. Coming from the very sandy soils of the lieu-dit known as Grand Pierre, this is 100% Grenache from vines that are about 110 years of age! Aged both in foudre and tank prior to being bottled unfiltered (99+)

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