2012 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac

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

Reviews for 2012 Chapoutier Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2015
This delivers stunningly pure fruit, with silky layers of raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry coulis that cascade over each other, backed by subtle dried anise and warm ganache notes. Very concentrated but not hefty... This delivers stunningly pure fruit, with silky layers of raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry coulis that cascade over each other, backed by subtle dried anise and warm ganache notes. Very concentrated but not hefty, this sails through the finish, with a perfectly embedded graphite spine and a long echo of lavender. Best from 2018 through 2032. From France. — J.M.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac is brilliant, and checks in near the top of the vintage. Made from 100% Grenache, it gives up loads of kirsch, sweet black cherries, crushed flowers and spice aromatics... The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac is brilliant, and checks in near the top of the vintage. Made from 100% Grenache, it gives up loads of kirsch, sweet black cherries, crushed flowers and spice aromatics. Full-bodied, beautifully structured, with building tannin and a seamless, layered feel, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 10-12 years. There are only 850 cases, and as always, elegance and balance are the name of the game here. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 93
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2015
Full ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of dark fruit preserves, incense and smoky Indian spices, with a mineral element adding vivacity. Stains the palate with intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, with a spicy... Full ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of dark fruit preserves, incense and smoky Indian spices, with a mineral element adding vivacity. Stains the palate with intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, with a spicy element providing lift. Sappy and pliant on the finish, which hangs on with noteworthy tenacity and building sweetness. -- Josh Raynolds