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$105.44* * Suggested retail price
In the 14th century, during their stays in Avignon, the popes – especially Pope John XXII – built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Impressed by the area’s exceptional soils, they established vineyards on the slopes surrounding the château and were instrumental in promoting the local wine’s reputation around the world. A notarial act dated 16 December 1695 mentions “Bois Renard”, which over time has become “Beaurenard”. It has been a family-run estate for seven...
- 97 Points -
This is loaded, with beautifully rendered fig, blackberry and boysenberry confiture flavors that are seamlessly intertwined, while warm fruitcake, melted black licorice and black tea notes chime throughout. The finish ripples with energy, showing finely beaded acidity and a terrific graphite edge.See detailed press review
- (92-95) Points -
Jeb Dunnuck, October 2016
The top cuvée is the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Boisrenard, which is mostly Grenache (they never say the blend) brought up in barrels. It is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and impeccably balanced, with terrific notes or currants, black cherries, cassis and licorice. It’s not a blockbuster, but the balance and purity are first rate, and it should evolve for 10-15 years.See detailed press review