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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...
- 94 Points -
- #58 - Top 100 Wines of 2017 -
Red Beautiful, with dark fig, warm boysenberry reduction and creamed raspberry flavors accented by graphite, black tea and pastis notes. There's a healthy dose of well-embedded singed apple wood through the finish.See detailed press review