2012 Domaine la Barroche "Pure" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1240341 96 points Jeb Dunnuck

 The 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pure from the young superstar Julien Barrot is a pure, seamless, heavenly expression of Grenache. Coming from a single parcel located in the heart of the appellation, near the intersection of the Grand Pierre, Rayas and Pointu lieux-dits, it was partially destemmed and is brought up in a single foudre. The 2012 is a classic wine in every way, offering loads of kirsch and blackberry fruits, notes of pepper, garrigue, and spice, full-bodied richness, and a seamless, balanced personality that makes it a joy to drink. Like most 2012s, it’s already accessible yet will evolve nicely on its balance and overall harmony.  (2/2018)

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Showing beautifully (a lot of 2012s have put on weight since I tasted them on release), the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Pure has plenty of similarities to the 2010, with terrific purity and freshness in its blackberry, kirsch, currants and ground herb-driven bouquet. Full-bodied, concentrated and layered, it's perfectly balanced and never puts a foot wrong. It will benefit from short-term cellaring, but should be approachable at an earlier age than the 2010, and have 20 years of overall longevity. (JD)  (9/2015)

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Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 15