Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee du Quet 2012

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

Price: $99.00
Item No. 132669
  • RP92
  • ST91
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Critical Acclaim

"A fantastic looking 2012 and a blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah that will spend time in both concrete and barrel, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is a ripe, voluptuous effort that has loads of texture and richness, yet stays light and fresh. Offering up knockout notes of blackberry, underbrush, licorice and black cherry fruit, this medium to full-bodied, open and supple 2012 will deliver the goods for upward of a decade. Drink now-2022.

Range:90-92 Points "
92 Points

"Deep ruby. Complex, herb-accented aromas of cherry, dark berries, smoked meat and licorice. Smooth, dense and subtly sweet, with gentle acidity giving lift and verve to the cherry and blackcurrant flavors. Finishes with dusty, harmonious tannins, hints of peppery spices and licorice and very good persistence.

Range: 89-91 Points "
91 Points

Learn About Mas de Boislauzon Map ItMap It

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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