Domaine La Barroche 2006 Pure (Chateauneuf-du-Pape) Rhone Valley - France
Availability: Direct from winery here, BCLDB and VQA stores
Cost: $62.99 + taxes
Date Tasted: November 12th, 2016
Tasting Notes: From the cellar. Marketed as a 100% Grenache, "Pure", cuvée from the Domaine's Chateauneuf-du-Pape designated vineyards (though, at a tasting event a winery rep whispered to me that there were some small traces of other grapes in the final blend) which delivers immense intensity on the complex nose and ultra-smooth palate.
Harmonious from all angles with a profile of ripe red berries, black fruit, cola, mint and a medley of cooking spices. Framed by silky-smooth, elegant tannins and effortless acidity.
Ready to go now with plenty of decanting, and a second decade of ageing is not out of the question. Drink now-2022+.
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