2007 Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 95
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2007 Domaine de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf du Pape les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
This wine is composed of a selection the Maret family makes from their holdings in one of the great sites in all of Chateauneuf du Pape the lieux-dit known as La Crau. The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquieres... This wine is composed of a selection the Maret family makes from their holdings in one of the great sites in all of Chateauneuf du Pape the lieux-dit known as La Crau. The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hautes Brusquieres Cuvee Speciale is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah. The Grenache is aged in large oak foudres and most of the Syrah in smaller barrels. This fabulous inky/ruby/purple-tinged wine offers up sweet jammy aromas of black raspberries licorice truffles underbrush and Provencal herbs. It is the deepest colored of these four wines and is also profoundly rich and layered with sweet tannins as well as refreshing vibrancy and acidity. This stunner should hit its peak in 3-4 years and last for two decades. The Maret family runs this impeccably managed estate that has nearly 45 acres of vineyards primarily in the northeast sector of the appellation. They also have a large holding on the high plateau in the northern tier of Chateauneuf du Pape from which they produce their superb Les Hautes Brusquieres from a lieux-dit of the same name. Only two 2008s were made. All of the 2007s performed better out of bottle than they did last year.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
Combines enticing plum raspberry and blackberry fruit with black tea tobacco mineral and sandalwood notes. The long fine-grained finish lets everything hang together nicely. Should blossom in the cellar. Drink now through... Combines enticing plum raspberry and blackberry fruit with black tea tobacco mineral and sandalwood notes. The long fine-grained finish lets everything hang together nicely. Should blossom in the cellar. Drink now through 2027. 1250 cases made. -JM
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2010
($55; 60% grenache and 40% syrah) Vivid red. Bright expressive bouquet of raspberry blackcurrant lavender and white pepper plus a smoky Indian spice quality. Deep but impressively energetic red and dark berry flavors pick... ($55; 60% grenache and 40% syrah) Vivid red. Bright expressive bouquet of raspberry blackcurrant lavender and white pepper plus a smoky Indian spice quality. Deep but impressively energetic red and dark berry flavors pick up notes of chewing tobacco and minerals with air. The finish repeats the red fruit and spice notes and lingers with impressive clarity and persistence. This is really lively for an example with so much syrah in the blend.