So lush, so warm, so inviting, with ganache, plum sauce and blackberry coulis notes that fan out beautifully. But there’s grip as well, with a mix of tar, shiso leaf, signed iron and charcoal on the finish, adding muscle and definition. Almost drinkable now, but this will get better.
A magnificent effort, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac boasts huge notes of kirsch, exotic herbs, lavender, cedar, fig, black cherry, black currant, licorice and roasted meats. This flamboyant, rich, full-throttle Chateauneuf du Pape should age well for two decades. It will be interesting to follow this wine’s evolution alongside the brilliant 2009 and 2007 Barbe Racs. (RP)
Saturated ruby. Black and blue fruits, violet and incense on the pungent, intensely perfumed nose. Stains the palate with sappy cassis and blackberry flavors, picking up spice and smoke on the back half. Cola and floral pastille nuances come up with air and carry through a strikingly long, gently tannic finish. More powerful than the Croix du Bois, with greater depth but less finesse, relatively speaking.
Mid crimson. Very attention-grabbing sweet, full-blown nose reminiscent of fading rose petals. Chewy finish. Really quite developed on the nose. Quite open and charming.
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