More Vintages and Sizes of Mas de Boislauzon - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de Quet:
International Wine Cellar
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 160
(80% grenache and 20% mourvedre): Opaque purple. Powerful aromas of roasted dark fruits, olive, licorice and potpourri. Broad and densely packed, offering ripe blackberry and cassis flavors and a touch of candied flowers. Extremely rich but shows surprising energy on the finish, with the licorice and floral notes echoing. Nothing shy about this wine.
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Author: Robert Parker
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet (80% tank-aged Grenache and 20% small barrel-aged Mourvedre from 60-year-old vines) is spectacular. Its dense purple color is accompanied by an exquisite bouquet of boysenberries, mulberries, blueberries and other wild mountain blue and black fruits. Possessing great intensity, a full-bodied mouthfeel and superb purity, it is a singular expression of old vine Grenache blended with Mourvedre. The finish lasts for 50+ seconds, and the wine has a skyscraper-like texture as well as a multidimensional set of aromatics and flavors. This brilliant offering is more evolved and forward than either the 2007 or 2010.
Author: James Molesworth
This is all lean muscle, with singed mesquite and tobacco notes pushed by dark currant, braised fig, plum reduction and tar flavors that cut a broad swath. Still densely wound through the grippy finish, with a mouthfilling bittersweet cocoa edge that manages to stay polished and fresh. One of the bigger wines in the vintage.
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