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Domaine la Barroche

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2017 Domaine la Barroche Signature  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2017 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Fiancée  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine la Barroche Signature  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine la Barroche Signature  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2014 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2014 Domaine la Barroche Signature  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

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

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2013 Domaine la Barroche Signature  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

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.

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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.

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2012 Domaine la Barroche Signature  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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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% alcohol.

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2012 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2011 Domaine la Barroche Signature  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

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

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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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2010 Domaine la Barroche Signature  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2009 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2007 Domaine la Barroche Tradition  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2007 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2007 Domaine la Barroche Terroir  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2006 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2005 Domaine la Barroche Cuvée Pure  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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,

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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.

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2003 Domaine la Barroche  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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