2003 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2003 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2006
Just loaded with racy red and black currant fruit this also pumps out cocoa bacon smoked apple wood and tar flavors as well but stays remarkably fresh and vibrant through the finish. Surprisingly accessible now but... Just loaded with racy red and black currant fruit this also pumps out cocoa bacon smoked apple wood and tar flavors as well but stays remarkably fresh and vibrant through the finish. Surprisingly accessible now but ironclad tannins will let this cruise for a generation. Drink now through 2030. 460 cases made. –JM
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2006
I have a slight preference for the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac which possesses a deep ruby/plum/purple color as well as a big sweet nose of kirsch liqueur pepper garrigue and spice box. This structured dense... I have a slight preference for the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac which possesses a deep ruby/plum/purple color as well as a big sweet nose of kirsch liqueur pepper garrigue and spice box. This structured dense full-bodied moderately tannic long rich effort should hit its apogee in 3-4 years and last for two decades.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2006
Dark red color. Explosive assertive nose combines bitter cherry licorice wild herbs white pepper and sweet tobacco. Extremely rich and thick on the palate with outstanding depth of red fruit flavor and a persistent sappy... Dark red color. Explosive assertive nose combines bitter cherry licorice wild herbs white pepper and sweet tobacco. Extremely rich and thick on the palate with outstanding depth of red fruit flavor and a persistent sappy sweetness on the very long finish. 93 points