2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac

Chapoutier, Rhone, France

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Bottle 75cl

Case of 6 x 75cl £302.88

Tasting Notes

You’ll find herbacy, spices (liquorice), chocolate, fruits (strawberry) on the nose and fleshy roundness on the palate. Outstanding density with an impressive length.

Reviews & Scores

Presents a smoldering feel from the start, with singed bay leaf, alder and tobacco notes leading the way for mulled currant, blackberry coulis and dark licorice flavours. Picks up a charcoal spine through the finish, showing ample depth.
93 Points, Wine Spectator


Opaque ruby. Seductively perfumed aromas of spicy red berries, cherry-cola, blood orange, lavender and incense. Sappy spice- and mineral-accented red fruit flavors show palate-coating concentration but no excess fat. Gains energy on the impressively long, mineral-dominated finish, which is firmed by silky, even tannins.
93 Points, Josh Raynolds

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Rhone, France

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