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Domaine la Barroche

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2021
95
Roses and violets, licorice, and kirsch-liqueur aromatics create the perfume. However, it is on the palate where the wine really shines. Silky, fresh, sensuous, pure, soft, and polished raspberries, cherries, and kirsch cover the mid-palate and the elegant finish, leaving you with a hint of chocolate and white pepper in the endnote that rounds everything out. This wine is made from 100% Grenache, hence the name Pure. Drink from 2024-2036.

Roses and violets, licorice, and kirsch-liqueur aromatics create the perfume. However, it is on the palate where the wine really shines. Silky, fresh, sensuous, pure, soft, and polished raspberries, cherries, and kirsch cover the mid-palate and the elegant finish, leaving you with a hint of chocolate and white pepper in the endnote that rounds everything out. This wine is made from 100% Grenache, hence the name Pure. Drink from 2024-2036.

717 Views   Tasted
2021
93
Garrigue, underbrush, flowers, and kirsch aromas open the wine. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, elegant, forward, and refined, with soft, silky tannins, and a finish loaded with sweet, black raspberries, and a peppery kirsch. Drink from 2024-2032.

Garrigue, underbrush, flowers, and kirsch aromas open the wine. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, elegant, forward, and refined, with soft, silky tannins, and a finish loaded with sweet, black raspberries, and a peppery kirsch. Drink from 2024-2032.

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2020
92
Black raspberries, wet earth, flowers, plums, herbs and kirsch create the nose. On the palate, the wine is polished, fresh, vibrant and shows a distinctive mineral character. You can drink this on release, or wait a few years for more complexity. with a myriad of herbs create the nose. On the palate. the wine is round, soft, sweet, polished and fresh with an elegant, silky textured, peppery finish. There is good length and purity here. Drink from 2023 - 2034.

Black raspberries, wet earth, flowers, plums, herbs and kirsch create the nose. On the palate, the wine is polished, fresh, vibrant and shows a distinctive mineral character. You can drink this on release, or wait a few years for more complexity. with a myriad of herbs create the nose. On the palate. the wine is round, soft, sweet, polished and fresh with an elegant, silky textured, peppery finish. There is good length and purity here. Drink from 2023 - 2034.

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2020
96
With a strong sensation of roses to start things off, the wine quickly moves to salty kirsch, licorice and peppery spices on the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, fresh and refined with loads of dark red fruits, herbs, olives and peppery spices that come on the endnote. This is quit strong for the vintage. The wine, as you probably know by now takes its name from the fact that it's made from 100% pure, old vine Grenache. Drink from 2023-2036.

With a strong sensation of roses to start things off, the wine quickly moves to salty kirsch, licorice and peppery spices on the nose. On the palate, the wine is silky, fresh and refined with loads of dark red fruits, herbs, olives and peppery spices that come on the endnote. This is quit strong for the vintage. The wine, as you probably know by now takes its name from the fact that it's made from 100% pure, old vine Grenache. Drink from 2023-2036.

2,322 Views   Tasted
2019
99
This is mind-blowing from the initial sniff and sip and it only gets better from there with its endless waves of black, and red cherries, kirsch, black raspberries, thyme, flowers, herbs and spices. As good as that is, it is the elegant, silky, refined, purity of fruit on the palate that steals the show! The wine is elegantly styled with refined, yet supple textures and a sweet and spicy, kirsch finish. This wine is made from 100% Grenache, hence the name Pure. Drink from 2025 - 2040

This is mind-blowing from the initial sniff and sip and it only gets better from there with its endless waves of black, and red cherries, kirsch, black raspberries, thyme, flowers, herbs and spices. As good as that is, it is the elegant, silky, refined, purity of fruit on the palate that steals the show! The wine is elegantly styled with refined, yet supple textures and a sweet and spicy, kirsch finish. This wine is made from 100% Grenache, hence the name Pure. Drink from 2025 - 2040

4,347 Views   Tasted
2019
93
Roses, dark cherries, kirsch and black raspberries with a myriad of herbs create the nose. On the palate. the wine is round, soft, sweet, polished and fresh with an elegant, silky textured, peppery finish. There is good length and purity here. Drink from 2023 - 2038

Roses, dark cherries, kirsch and black raspberries with a myriad of herbs create the nose. On the palate. the wine is round, soft, sweet, polished and fresh with an elegant, silky textured, peppery finish. There is good length and purity here. Drink from 2023 - 2038

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2018
93
Black raspberries, grilled meat, Herbs de Provence and forest notes work well on the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, elegant and pure, with a sweet, juicy kirsch note in the finish.

Black raspberries, grilled meat, Herbs de Provence and forest notes work well on the nose. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, elegant and pure, with a sweet, juicy kirsch note in the finish.

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2018
96
Lush, long, rich and floral, with accents of thyme, pepper, cherries and black raspberries. Suave and silky soft and sweet, with silky textures and beautiful purity to the kirsch in the finish. The wine, as you probably already know by now, takes its name from the fact that it's made from 100% pure, old vine Grenache.

Lush, long, rich and floral, with accents of thyme, pepper, cherries and black raspberries. Suave and silky soft and sweet, with silky textures and beautiful purity to the kirsch in the finish. The wine, as you probably already know by now, takes its name from the fact that it's made from 100% pure, old vine Grenache.

2,873 Views   Tasted
2018
86
Medium-bodied, forward, bright red fruits, herbs with a dried, red cherry finish for early drinking pleasure.

Medium-bodied, forward, bright red fruits, herbs with a dried, red cherry finish for early drinking pleasure.

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2017
91
What a super Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike wine. From the get-go, you find all these great, ripe, juicy cherries, black pepper, wet earth and herbs. Texturally, the wine is lush, with plenty of sweet, ripe red fruits. Produced from a blend of grapes coming from Chateauneuf du Pape and the Cotes du Rhone, this is a top, Southern Rhone value wine that you can purchase by the case. And it is ready to drink today!

What a super Chateauneuf du Pape look-alike wine. From the get-go, you find all these great, ripe, juicy cherries, black pepper, wet earth and herbs. Texturally, the wine is lush, with plenty of sweet, ripe red fruits. Produced from a blend of grapes coming from Chateauneuf du Pape and the Cotes du Rhone, this is a top, Southern Rhone value wine that you can purchase by the case. And it is ready to drink today!

2,582 Views   Tasted
2017
94
Spice, herbs, olives and peppery red fruits pop straight from the bottle. On the palate the wine is soft, silky and fresh with sweetness to the fruits. In the end you find polished tannins and black plums, cherries, licorice and pepper in the lush finish. The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah and various other allowable grape varieties.

Spice, herbs, olives and peppery red fruits pop straight from the bottle. On the palate the wine is soft, silky and fresh with sweetness to the fruits. In the end you find polished tannins and black plums, cherries, licorice and pepper in the lush finish. The wine is made from 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah and various other allowable grape varieties.

3,539 Views   Tasted
2017
96
Licorice, spice, herbs and red fruits galore. On the palate, there is a nice sensation of purity in the luscious, silky red cherries. Long, sweet and velvety, this is quite nice for the vintage. The wine, as you probably already know by now, takes its name from the fact that it's made from 100% pure, old vine Grenache.

Licorice, spice, herbs and red fruits galore. On the palate, there is a nice sensation of purity in the luscious, silky red cherries. Long, sweet and velvety, this is quite nice for the vintage. The wine, as you probably already know by now, takes its name from the fact that it's made from 100% pure, old vine Grenache.

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2016
91
Medium-bodied, forward, soft, earthy, fruity wine with a core of kirsch, earth, licorice and thyme that appears in the nose and on the round palate. This is already showing just great today.

Medium-bodied, forward, soft, earthy, fruity wine with a core of kirsch, earth, licorice and thyme that appears in the nose and on the round palate. This is already showing just great today.

2,633 Views   Tasted
2016
100
This is pure silk and velvet. The wine is incredibly rich, yet it is almost weightless to taste. The freshness in the fruit, coupled with the vibrancy, pepper, length and velvet textures is off the hook. The wine expands, gaining in complexity as it flows across your palate. This is mind-blowing juice with a finish that remains with you for close to 60 seconds! The wine, as you probably already know by now, takes its name from the fact that it\'s made from almost 100% pure, old vine Grenache. The actual blend is 97% Grenache with 3% of various other, assorted varieties.

This is pure silk and velvet. The wine is incredibly rich, yet it is almost weightless to taste. The freshness in the fruit, coupled with the vibrancy, pepper, length and velvet textures is off the hook. The wine expands, gaining in complexity as it flows across your palate. This is mind-blowing juice with a finish that remains with you for close to 60 seconds! The wine, as you probably already know by now, takes its name from the fact that it\'s made from almost 100% pure, old vine Grenache. The actual blend is 97% Grenache with 3% of various other, assorted varieties.

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2016
96
Strong black pepper notes, garrigue, barbecue and ripe, red berries gets things started. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, deep and loaded with olives, rocks, stones and deep, dark, ripe, sweet, spicy, fresh, red fruits. The wine was made by blending 50% Grenache with 50% Syrah.

Strong black pepper notes, garrigue, barbecue and ripe, red berries gets things started. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, deep and loaded with olives, rocks, stones and deep, dark, ripe, sweet, spicy, fresh, red fruits. The wine was made by blending 50% Grenache with 50% Syrah.

2,835 Views   Tasted
2016
96
Silky, sweet, fresh, soft, elegant, ripe, spicy red fruits with a depth of flavor kick things off. On the palate the wine shows plush, polished characteristics with an olive and peppery accent that rides on top of all that ripe, juicy fruit in the finish. The wine is made from 62% Grenache and various other allowable grape varieties.

Silky, sweet, fresh, soft, elegant, ripe, spicy red fruits with a depth of flavor kick things off. On the palate the wine shows plush, polished characteristics with an olive and peppery accent that rides on top of all that ripe, juicy fruit in the finish. The wine is made from 62% Grenache and various other allowable grape varieties.

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2015
90
Ready to drink, the wine is lushly textured and shows its peppery, red fruits, garrigue and thyme characteristics with ease. The finish offers sweet, ripe berries, a touch of jam, pepper, black cherry, dark cocoa and herbs. This is not a long term hold, so drink it now and over the next 3-5 years.

Ready to drink, the wine is lushly textured and shows its peppery, red fruits, garrigue and thyme characteristics with ease. The finish offers sweet, ripe berries, a touch of jam, pepper, black cherry, dark cocoa and herbs. This is not a long term hold, so drink it now and over the next 3-5 years.

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2015
96
Earthy, nutty, smoked herbs and peppery cherries gets the on the road. Next, you find all the sensuous, luscious, sweet kirsch you need. The wine is elegantly styled with refined, yet supple textures and a sweet and spicy, kirsch finish. This wine is made from 100% Grenache, hence the name Pure.

Earthy, nutty, smoked herbs and peppery cherries gets the on the road. Next, you find all the sensuous, luscious, sweet kirsch you need. The wine is elegantly styled with refined, yet supple textures and a sweet and spicy, kirsch finish. This wine is made from 100% Grenache, hence the name Pure.

3,995 Views   Tasted
2015
93
Earthy with exotic spices, smoke, thyme kirsch liqueur. Rich, long and fresh, with tannins that ask politely for some time, the wine finishes with a juicy, peppery cherry and licorice note. The wine is made from a blend of 62% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah and 5% Cinsault, with 1% Clairette rose' and 1% Vaccarese.

Earthy with exotic spices, smoke, thyme kirsch liqueur. Rich, long and fresh, with tannins that ask politely for some time, the wine finishes with a juicy, peppery cherry and licorice note. The wine is made from a blend of 62% Grenache, 18% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah and 5% Cinsault, with 1% Clairette rose' and 1% Vaccarese.

4,164 Views   Tasted
2014
93
The floral nose, with its kirsch, thyme and cherry essence really gets you going. Elegant and refined, sweet and forward, this 100% Grenache based wine is quite silky on the palate with a good purity of fruit that's easy to see from start to finish.

The floral nose, with its kirsch, thyme and cherry essence really gets you going. Elegant and refined, sweet and forward, this 100% Grenache based wine is quite silky on the palate with a good purity of fruit that's easy to see from start to finish.

3,682 Views   Tasted
2014
91
Luscious, lusty and fresh, with sweet, ripe kirsch, cherries and licorice that feels great on the palate from start to finish.

Luscious, lusty and fresh, with sweet, ripe kirsch, cherries and licorice that feels great on the palate from start to finish.

2,750 Views   Tasted
2013
92
Fully ready for prime time drinking, the wine offers a medium-bodied, soft, elegant blend of kirsch, black raspberries, thyme, garrigue and pepper, with a nice hit of juicy, ripe cherries in the finish.

Fully ready for prime time drinking, the wine offers a medium-bodied, soft, elegant blend of kirsch, black raspberries, thyme, garrigue and pepper, with a nice hit of juicy, ripe cherries in the finish.

2,227 Views   Tasted
If you like young wines and you have a bottle, pop it for a blast of juicy, sweet, dark red fruits, with a big dose of spice, black pepper and ripe cherries. This lusty wine is ready to go. The blend was produced using 55% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 1% Vaccarese and the remaining 1% comes from other, assorted grapes.

If you like young wines and you have a bottle, pop it for a blast of juicy, sweet, dark red fruits, with a big dose of spice, black pepper and ripe cherries. This lusty wine is ready to go. The blend was produced using 55% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 1% Vaccarese and the remaining 1% comes from other, assorted grapes.

3,876 Views   Tasted
Smooth, fresh and forward, there is a nice sweetness to the polished fruits. The wine was produced from blending 55% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 1% Vaccarese and the remaining 1% comes from other, assorted grapes.

Smooth, fresh and forward, there is a nice sweetness to the polished fruits. The wine was produced from blending 55% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 1% Vaccarese and the remaining 1% comes from other, assorted grapes.

2,194 Views   Tasted
2012
92
Showing some lightening in the color, the wine offers a classic garrigue, jammy kirsch and smoke filled nose. Supple, rich, elegant and forward, the finish delivers loads of juicy, sweet cherries and Asian spice characteristics.

Showing some lightening in the color, the wine offers a classic garrigue, jammy kirsch and smoke filled nose. Supple, rich, elegant and forward, the finish delivers loads of juicy, sweet cherries and Asian spice characteristics.

2,856 Views   Tasted
Peppery kirsch, with good freshness, juicy fruits and a supple textured, spicy, black raspberry finish. From a blend of 65% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 1% other varietals, the wine reached 15% ABV.

Peppery kirsch, with good freshness, juicy fruits and a supple textured, spicy, black raspberry finish. From a blend of 65% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 1% other varietals, the wine reached 15% ABV.

2,182 Views   Tasted
2012
93
Kirsch, kirsch and more kirsch are tasted in the waves of sweet, ripe, luscious, silky layers of fruit. From almost 100% old vine Grenache.

Kirsch, kirsch and more kirsch are tasted in the waves of sweet, ripe, luscious, silky layers of fruit. From almost 100% old vine Grenache.

2,726 Views   Tasted
2011
89
Slightly past full-maturity, the nose focuses on its garrigue, olive, leaf and spicy red berry side. Medium-bodied, bright, crisp and tart, there is an herbal edge to the fruit in the finish. My instincts say it's best to consume this over the next couple of years before the fruit continues fading.

Slightly past full-maturity, the nose focuses on its garrigue, olive, leaf and spicy red berry side. Medium-bodied, bright, crisp and tart, there is an herbal edge to the fruit in the finish. My instincts say it's best to consume this over the next couple of years before the fruit continues fading.

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Licorice, garrigue and kirsch notes lead to a plush, polished, luscious blast of ripe, sweet, peppery fruits in the finish.

Licorice, garrigue and kirsch notes lead to a plush, polished, luscious blast of ripe, sweet, peppery fruits in the finish.

2,352 Views   Tasted
2010
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.

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.

4,066 Views   Tasted
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.

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.

4,712 Views   Tasted
2010
92
Exciting scents of garrigue, jammy berries, fig, licorice and black cherry get this going. It’s even better on the palate with its fat layers of juicy fruit, fennel and dark cherries. The finish builds in the mouth.

Exciting scents of garrigue, jammy berries, fig, licorice and black cherry get this going. It’s even better on the palate with its fat layers of juicy fruit, fennel and dark cherries. The finish builds in the mouth.

4,479 Views   Tasted
2009
95
Concentrated, lush, rich and mouth filling, the wine is packed with perfectly ripe cherries, kirsch, black raspberry, thyme, jam and earth. Sweet, showy, fresh and vibrant, this is a great expression of 100% old vine Grenache.

Concentrated, lush, rich and mouth filling, the wine is packed with perfectly ripe cherries, kirsch, black raspberry, thyme, jam and earth. Sweet, showy, fresh and vibrant, this is a great expression of 100% old vine Grenache.

8,575 Views   Tasted
2007
92
It's hard not to like this Chateauneuf du Pape with all its krisch, garrigue, strawberry, pepper and freshy herb scents. Concentrated with fresh, ripe, jammy berries, this is already drinking great today, yet it should age and develop well for several years.

It's hard not to like this Chateauneuf du Pape with all its krisch, garrigue, strawberry, pepper and freshy herb scents. Concentrated with fresh, ripe, jammy berries, this is already drinking great today, yet it should age and develop well for several years.

1,628 Views   Tasted
2007
95
Powerful, concentrated, plush, ripe and almost dense, there is a wall of dark, red fruit, jam, pepper and earthy notes. The full bodied,opulently, textured finish leaves you with spicy, pure kirsch, black cherry and pepper notes. Before tasting this bottle, I was aware of all the comments regarding secondary fermentations, so I looked for it. There were no issues with this specific bottle.

Powerful, concentrated, plush, ripe and almost dense, there is a wall of dark, red fruit, jam, pepper and earthy notes. The full bodied,opulently, textured finish leaves you with spicy, pure kirsch, black cherry and pepper notes. Before tasting this bottle, I was aware of all the comments regarding secondary fermentations, so I looked for it. There were no issues with this specific bottle.

5,665 Views   Tasted
2007
91
From 95% old vine Grenache and a blend of other Rhone varities, scents of licorice, ripe dark cherries, jam, smoke, pepper and spice get the wine going. On the palate, the wine is rich, full bodied, supple and round. Like many 2007 Southern Rhone wines, it's already offering a lot of pleasure.

From 95% old vine Grenache and a blend of other Rhone varities, scents of licorice, ripe dark cherries, jam, smoke, pepper and spice get the wine going. On the palate, the wine is rich, full bodied, supple and round. Like many 2007 Southern Rhone wines, it's already offering a lot of pleasure.

4,741 Views   Tasted
2006
94
Full bodied, powerful, slightly masculine in style. the wine is on the structured, classic side. Still, there is lots to like here, with its blast of juicy, sweet, kirsch and garrigue. A few more years could help soften the tannins, making this even more fun to drink.

Full bodied, powerful, slightly masculine in style. the wine is on the structured, classic side. Still, there is lots to like here, with its blast of juicy, sweet, kirsch and garrigue. A few more years could help soften the tannins, making this even more fun to drink.

6,230 Views   Tasted
2005
97
Served in magnum, this is still young. Dark in color, there is so much concentrated, ripe, lush, juicy, dark red fruit, it almost stains your teeth and gums. There is a true purity to the fruit. The tannins are strong, but they are, with good grip. The sensation of saline and oyster shell comes through with ease. Luscious in texture, this is a beautiful expression of full-bodied Old Vine Grenache Chateauneuf du Pape, that at least in a magnum needs at least another 5 years,

Served in magnum, this is still young. Dark in color, there is so much concentrated, ripe, lush, juicy, dark red fruit, it almost stains your teeth and gums. There is a true purity to the fruit. The tannins are strong, but they are, with good grip. The sensation of saline and oyster shell comes through with ease. Luscious in texture, this is a beautiful expression of full-bodied Old Vine Grenache Chateauneuf du Pape, that at least in a magnum needs at least another 5 years,

4,359 Views   Tasted
WOW! Luscious, opulent, hedonistic and then some; the wine is concentrated with waves of rich, ripe, sweet, pure, old vine Grenache giving you a beautiful purity of fruit, with sensuous textures and an intensity of flavor that really stays on your palate and senses.

WOW! Luscious, opulent, hedonistic and then some; the wine is concentrated with waves of rich, ripe, sweet, pure, old vine Grenache giving you a beautiful purity of fruit, with sensuous textures and an intensity of flavor that really stays on your palate and senses.

5,749 Views   Tasted
2003
90
Fully mature, the wine is soft, round and almost lush in texture. Medium/full bodied, with loads of olives, black cherry, pepper and jam, this is not a wine for further aging. Produced from a blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 25% Syrah, this was the debut vintage for the young Julien Barrot.

Fully mature, the wine is soft, round and almost lush in texture. Medium/full bodied, with loads of olives, black cherry, pepper and jam, this is not a wine for further aging. Produced from a blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 25% Syrah, this was the debut vintage for the young Julien Barrot.

3,539 Views   Tasted