Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee du Quet 2001
Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
"This dark and brawny red has its back turned to us for now, though there's a pile of dark currant and blackberry fruit, bittersweet chocolate, bitter almond and mineral notes that ambitious folks will look forward to scaling after extended cellaring. A burly wine whose spiky minerality is not for the faint of heart. Best from 2006 through 2019. 250 cases made."
"($54; a blend of 50% grenache, 25% syrah and 25% mourvedre) Full red-ruby color. Captivating aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice, herbs, dried flowers, tree bark, resin and pepper; showing its mourvedre side today. Sappy, lively and dense, with tangy flavors of raw berries, tree bark, pepper, leather and minerals. Very distinct, silky Chateauneuf. This really clings to the palate and lingers."
International Wine Cellar
"The elegant, deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet offers up beautiful aromas of kirsch liqueur, flowers, cherries, currants, and a resiny note. Full-bodied, firmly tannic, and closed, with excellent delineation, structure, and purity, it requires 2-4 years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2016."
The Wine Advocate
- 9/26/2010 (19 items) (viewed 456 times)
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Mas de Boislauzon is a family-run estate in the southern Rhone focusing on Chateauneuf du Pape. Both white and red Chateauneuf du Pape are grown in addition to a special cuvee, Le Quet, made mostly from very old Grenache vines.
Monique Chaussy runs the property along with her daughter Christine and son, winemaker, Daniel Chaussy. The family represents the sixth generation of wine growers in the area.
Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape
(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...
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Learn About Rhone Red Blends
The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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