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1998 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac

  • 96 WA
  • 93 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47260-1998-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Medium red. Smoky red fruits, graphite and pepper on the complex nose. Superripe, plump and sweet, with lovely balancing acidity for a wine this high in alcohol. This has real depth and chocolatey sweetness. Very long, ripely tannic finish builds slowly and lingers long. Distinctive, outstanding Chateauneuf du Pape.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    More concentrated and rich than the Croix de Bois, the 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac offers a blockbuster bouquet of blackberries, kirsch, ground herbs, licorice and scorched earth. Coming from the southwestern sector of the appellation and vines planted in 1901, this full-bodied, layered and sexy 1998 has enough fruit and depth to continue drinking nicely for another decade.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Rich strawberry and Demerara sugar flavours. Thick and sweet. Looks, tastes and smells almost like port.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2017
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Likely to be one of the longest lived and ultimately endowed wines of the evening, this wine came packing tonight. Michel?s Barbe Rac continues to amaze me in how it juxtaposes a Provencal disposition w/ a heady sensibility. Packed and stacked to the gills w/ grilled meats, melted licorice, kirsch and black currant flavors that are gorgeously constructed and scream of immense future potential. There is little Chapoutier can do wrong when it comes to the Rhone, whether it be in the north or the south. Bravo!
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
This firm, founded in 1808, is the proprietor of 175 key acres of vines in five Rhone Valley appellations. Since the retirement of Max Chapoutier in 1989, his son Michel has revamped the winemaking process, and in doing so has elevated the stature of Chapoutier wines to rival some of the greatest in the region. The firm farms its vineyards biodynamically, and believes in the concept of monocepage, or the idea that each wine is produced entirely from a single grape variety. Chapoutier believes that blending mutes, rather than enhances, the character he seeks from his wines. Today the Chapoutier wines are considered benchmarks for the region, and other producers have begun to borrow the techniques and practices that Michel has been perfecting for nearly two decades. Perhaps Robert Parker, in his monumental book The World's Greatest Wine Estates, sums up the Chapoutier firm best: "A true biodynamically run estate since 1989, the objective has been to produce the purest and most natural expressions of terroir possible. Every decision is based on enhancing the characteristics of a wine's terroir, varietal character, and vintage trademark. In short, it is the earth that inspires this firm."

See other similar producers:E. Guigal,Domaine Charvin

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 147 bottles owned
  • 47 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 47 collectors)