2010 Domaine Bois de Boursan "Cuvée des Félix" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1127719 96 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Even better and one knockout bottle of traditional Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the 2010 Domaine Bois de Boursan Cuvée des Félix is the largest scaled, most concentrated version of this cuvee I’ve tasted. Boasting complex, intense aromas of black cherries, new leather, garrigue, spice-box, pepper, and forest floor qualities on the nose, this full-bodied wine has a decadent, voluptuous texture, brilliant concentration, and a chewy, meaty finish. It is one of the stars of the vintage, will benefit from short term cellaring, and will have over two decades of prime drinking. 96+  (9/2012)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Absolutely magnificent is the opaque ruby/purple 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Felix. Notes of root beer/beet root interwoven with roasted Provencal herbs, black currants and even blacker fruits such as blackberries are prominent in this full-bodied, concentrated wine, which has fabulous fruit, sumptuous, a deep, multi-layered texture and a sensational finish of close to 40+ seconds. Acidity is present and there is precision and uplift to the big, bold flavors the 2010 Cuvee de Felix possesses. Drink it over the next 15+ years. This has been a reliable producer for at least two decades, capably administered by the Versino family. The classic cuvee is traditional Chateauneuf du Pape and the Cuvee de Felix is still made within that framework but slightly riper and denser. (RP)  (10/2012)

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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 (%): 14.5