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2000 M. Chapoutier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 95 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47260-2000-750

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$79.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($141) Bright red-ruby. Superripe, slightly high-toned aromas of strawberry, raspberry, spice cake and mint. Large-scaled, sweet and deep; thick but bright and sharply delineated. Extravagant but youthfully backward flavors of candied fruits, mace and nutmeg. This has superb depth of fruit for the vintage. Finishes with thoroughly sweet tannins and outstanding length. A very strong 2000 that I significantly underrated a year ago.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2003
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Traditional, yet very exotic and gorgeous, it tastes like a spice cake. Medium-bodied, very aromatic, showing chocolate, plum, dried fig, mocha and intense jammy character. Sweet-tasting, balanced finish. Terrific aging potential.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    There are approximately 500 cases of this wine. It is a large-scaled Chateauneuf du Pape that represents the antithesis of La Bernardine. This wine has been spectacular, and I have been a frequent buyer and consumer of this wine since the first vintage Michel Chapoutier made, 1989. The Barbe Rac is a 100% Grenache cuvee produced from a vineyard planted in 1901 near the famed La Gardine estate. It is aged 80% in tank and 20% in large demi-muids barrels. The deep ruby/purple-colored 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac boast a fabulous perfume of kirsch liqueur, licorice, ground pepper, and a hint of Provencal herbs. Ripe, full-bodied, and concentrated, with huge quantities of glycerin as well as a finish that lasts for nearly 50 seconds, this spectacular Chateauneuf du Pape possesses a sweetness and endearing accessibility that make it hard to resist. It should be drinkable during its entire 20-year evolution. It's a wow, wow wine!
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  • 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."

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 212 bottles owned
    • 45 collectors