2020 Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf du Pape

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JD 94 VN 93 WS 92
JD 94

jebdunnuck.com, November 2022

(94+ points) The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape is terrific, offering classic darker berry fruits as well as peppery garrigue and sappy flower notes. As with the Boisrenard release, this has plenty of tannins and structure, but...
VN 93

Vinous, June 2023

The pale ruby-colored 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape opens with rose water, raspberry, strawberry, dried herbs and licorice aromas. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated and built around a smooth tannic structure with absolutely...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, January 2022

An elegant red, with nice freshness and purity to the wild cherry, plum and red licorice flavors. Shows a spine of crushed graphite that firms up the somewhat structured palate, with charred garrigue and sandalwood on the...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a proprietary blend that hails from the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation in the Southern Rhône region of France. This red wine exhibits a balanced and complex profile, reflective of its regional heritage and expert craftsmanship by Domaine de Beaurenard.

Comprising 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, and a mix of other permitted varieties, this wine is aged primarily in foudre and old barrels. It boasts an alcohol content of 14.5% and is sealed with a traditional cork closure. The wine has received high praise from several top wine critics, underscoring its quality and elegance.

Jeb Dunnuck awarded the wine 94 points, describing it as "terrific," with classic darker berry fruits, peppery garrigue, and sappy flower notes. Dunnuck emphasized its balance and purity, noting, "this has plenty of tannins and structure, but it’s beautifully balanced and has remarkable purity as well as a great finish." This review highlights the wine's robust yet harmonious character.

Wine Spectator gave the wine a commendable score of 92 points, remarking on its elegance and freshness. The review detailed the flavor profile, stating, "An elegant red, with nice freshness and purity to the wild cherry, plum and red licorice flavors." It also mentioned a distinctive spine of crushed graphite that firms up the structured palate, with additional notes of charred garrigue and sandalwood on the finish. Wine Spectator suggests that the wine will reach its peak between 2025 and 2035.

Vinous reviewer Nicolas Greinacher provided a score of 93 points, noting the wine's pale ruby color and aromatic complexity. Greinacher described the wine as "medium to full-bodied, concentrated and built around a smooth tannic structure with absolutely no hard edges." He praised its refreshing acidity and long-lasting finish, making it a well-rounded and savory red.

In summary, the 2020 Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a well-crafted, balanced red wine with high acclaim from multiple reviewers. Its blend of dark berry, floral, and herbal notes, combined with a structured yet smooth tannic profile, make it a notable choice for wine enthusiasts.