M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac 2018 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac 2018 750ml
SKU: 12816

M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand M. Chapoutier
Intense garnet. Nose of herbacy, spices (liquorice), chocolate, fruits (strawberry). Palate is ample, fleshy, hot and round. Outstanding density with an impressive length.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd97

I’d put the 2018 Châteauneuf du Barbe Rac up against anything in this vintage. Coming from 100% Grenache brought up all in concrete, it reveals a deeper purple/ruby color as well as awesome notes of red and blue fruits, ground pepper, iodine, spring flowers, and a touch of gamey meat. Possessing more depth and concentration than most, it’s full-bodied, has a stacked mid-palate, silky tannins, and a big, big finish. I already like it today, but I suspect it will be even better with 1-3 years of bottle age, and it should keep for 15 years or more.

Wine Spectator
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Blackberry, black currant and plum fruit is gently mulled, carried by silky tannins and infused with anise, black tea, warm earth and a flicker of tar at the very end. Seductive in feel, but there's some horsepower under the hood, so no rush here. Drink now through 2038.

August 31, 2021
Wine Advocate
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The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac has turned out beautifully. Stunning aromas of red raspberries and black cherries, crushed stone and even a hint of roses emerge on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is expansive and silky, ending in a flurry of gently dusty tannins that only further accentuate this wine's fruity depths. Although approachable now, it should drink well for more than a decade.

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