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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Domaine de Beaurenard Cuvee Boisrenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1995
Domaine de Beaurenard Cuvee Boisrenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1995
(search item no. 40501)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $52.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Made from parcels of old vines (60-90 years in age) planted in terroirs of great personality and complexity. Grapes picked when fully ripe and meticulously hand-sorted for extra concentration. Very low yield: 15-20 hl/hectare. These old vines were planted in a mix of varieties: the symphony of 13 varieties is thus in evidence, but with a majority of Grenache. This wine spends a long time in vats, and is matured in the most traditional ways: no filtration, 18 months' ageing in oak casks, fined with fresh egg whites, bottled and left to rest in our cellars.
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About Domaine de Beaurenard:

In 1344, it was reported to the Pope living in Avignon that "the principal vineyards are Bois Renard, Blacquieres, Bois de Senechaux, Cabrieres, Carbonnieres, Colombis, and Mont Redon." The Coulon family has farmed that area named Bois Renard since they purchased it in 1695; seven generations of dedication, meticulous care, and excellence. Adding vineyards over the past 300 years, Domaine de Beaurenard is now 74 acres of Châteauneuf du Pape in several parcels, and over 60 acres of Côtes du Rhône located primarily in Rasteau.

The Coulons have estate-bottled their wines since the early 1900’s. Paul Coulon's father and grandfather were instrumental in creating the regulations of the Appellation Contrôlée system (Châteauneuf du Pape was France's first appellation contrôlée, in 1929). Detail oriented, meticulous to the point of perfectionism, visitors can peruse not only the informative Musée du Vin below their Rasteau vineyard, but detailed volumes for each vintage with ground temperatures, rainfall, hours of sunlight, etc.

Domaine de Beaurenard portfolio includes: Cotes du Rhone Rouge & Rose, Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau, Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge & Blanc and Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Boisrenard which is consistently one of Robert Parker and Stephen Tanzer's most highly rated Rhone wines.