2020 Chapoutier, Chateauneuf du Pape, Barbe Rac, 6x750ml

2020 Chapoutier, Chateauneuf du Pape, Barbe Rac, 6x750ml

2020 Chapoutier, Chateauneuf du Pape, Barbe Rac, 6x750ml

ETA Jun 2023

Availability: En Primeur

Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
£290.00

( available)

Critics Score: 93

Publication: Matt Walls, Decanter

Drinking Dates: 2022-2029

There's an appealing high-toned spice over the very ripe blackberry fruit here, like star anise. Very rounded and generous, but with some good intensity and freshness at its core. Concentrated and ripe but with good acidity. The alcohol is warming on the finish, but it's not overly unbalanced. A fruity and immediate style of Barbe Rac.
2020 Chapoutier, Chateauneuf du Pape, Barbe Rac, 6x750ml

From an ancient, 90-year-old 4ha terraced vineyard planted on red clay and ferruginous sand soil covered by large galettes - typical round pebbles of the region. This vineyard produces some of the finest Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines. 2020 is a spicy and complex wine dominated by aromas of ripe black fruit. Well-structured wine, underpinned by subtle notes of cocoa and graphite. The zesty and persistent finish adds to the wine’s impressive stature.