2010 Domaine Beaurenard "Cuvée Boisrenard" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1123091 97 points Wine Spectator

 Contains some exotic fruit--blueberry paste, boysenberry and raspberry confiture, and pastis-soaked currant--but it's a brick house too, with Turkish coffee, bittersweet chocolate and lots of singed wood spice notes fanning out on the finish. A great spine allows the elements to echo through the finish without faltering. Best from 2015 through 2030. (JM)  (11/2012)

95 points Jeb Dunnuck

 A blend of mostly Grenache that is aged for 18 months in 1-5 year-old French oak barrels, the 2010 Domaine de Beaurenard (Paul Coulon et Fils) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard is knockout stuff! Deep, layered, and gorgeously pure, with crème de cassis, blackberry, graphite, and licorice showing at first, it develops additional southern Rhône flair with garrigue and floral aromas all emerging with air. While full-bodied, rich, and concentrated on the palate, it is nevertheless elegant and seamless as well, with superb purity of fruit, beautiful freshness, and an energetic, vivid texture that carries masses of finely polished tannin. It needs a minimum of 4-5 years of bottle age, and will drink well for upwards of two decades. 95+  (9/2012)

93 points Vinous

 Opaque ruby. Black raspberry and cherry on the fragrant, oak-spiced nose and in the mouth. Lush and open-knit but energetic, offering intense red and dark berry flavors and a sexy lavender pastille quality. Shows impressive power and energy on the long, floral-dominated finish. This is the most elegant and lithe bottling of Boisrenard that I can recall, but it's by no means a lightweight. (JR)  (1/2013)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

 This is aged in small oak barrels, but the cedar character is balanced by ample cherry fruit and hints of milk chocolate. The intensity of flavor, bright acids and firm tannins give this a sense of age-worthiness. (JC)  (8/2013)

Jancis Robinson

 Lustrous crimson. Floral, charming perfume. Very sweet and round and unusual. Like a bouquet of roses until almost the end when its heavy cloak of velvety tannins emerges. Very exciting wine though in blowsy rather than focused style. 18/20 Points (JR)  (12/2011)

K&L Notes

15% abv.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 15