Chapoutier Barbe Rac Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1996

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

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Item No. 15171
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS95

Winemaker's Notes

The 1996 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Barbe Rac is one of the densest, most concentrated wines of the vintage. The tell-tale notes of kirsch, raspberries, pepper and Provencal herbs are present, but the wine possesses more muscle, tannin, and structure than most 1996 Chateauneufs. Tiny yields of nine hectoliters per hectare contributed to the wines density.

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No name is more closely associated with the greatness of the Rhone valley than M. Chapoutier. The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier"s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l"Hermitage in the Northern Rhone Valley. Marius...

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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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Critical Acclaim "Mature, but with lots of brawny notes, including pepper, game, grilled sage, black currant and bittersweet cocoa powder. ...
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