2010 Domaine la Barroche Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Pure Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

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2010 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

This gorgeous wine offers a blast of earthy kirsch, spice, thyme and herbs on the nose. Deep in color, the wine looks and tastes young. Full-bodied and loaded with layers of plush, ripe, fresh, polished, silky red fruits, this wine fills your palate with layers of cherries, plums, spice and licorice. 2-3 more years of cellaring for this concentrated stunner will add more complexity and softness to the wine.

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From 100% old vine Grenache, the stunning wine is deep ruby in color. Packed with layers of rich, intense, fat, ripe, unctuous, fresh, sweet, ripe, jammy berries, spice and licorice. This is intense, mouth filling and long, yet never tiring to drink.

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Barroche Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

When to Drink Domaine La Barroche, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine La Barroche can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for 1-2 hours or so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine La Barroche is usually better with 3-6 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 8-20 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine la Barroche with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Domaine la Barroche is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine la Barroche is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, eggplant, tomatoes and cassoulet. Domaine la Barroche is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.

The following two wines from Domaine la Barroche are no longer in production.

Domaine la Barroche Terroir, produced from young vines, made from 95% Grenache. The vines are among the youngest of their holdings, belonging to Barroche as they are between 15 to 20 years of age. The production averages 1,750 cases per vintage. 2010 was the final vintage.

Domaine la Barroche Cuvee Fiancee - Made from 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah, the vines range in age from as young as 25 years, to as old as more than 100 years of age. The old vine Grenache comes from the Terres Blanches vineyard and the Syrah is planted in the Cabrieres lieu-dit.

The wine is aged for 18 months, give or take, in large, oak barrels. The production is quite small, with an average of only 350 cases per vintage.

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