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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...
Beautiful deep and sparkling purple in colour. On the nose, this wine is expressive, complex, spicy, fruity, and mineral. Great complexity, with flavours of red and black fruits, leather, garrigue, licorice and spices. A very elegant wine with silky smooth tannins, beautiful structure, and a very long finish.
The harvest at Domaine de Beaurenard is 100% manual, utilizing hand-selection to pick the grapes. Once the bunches are cut, the harvesters separate the finest bunches and remove any damaged or immature grapes.
The grapes for this vintage were destemmed, slightly crushed, and placed into a fermentating vat. These steps, combined with long vatting (26 to 31 days), were used to gently extract the maximum amount of phenolic constituents, tannins, anthocyans and resveratrol which give the wine its structure and colour.
- 94 Points -
Fleshy and layered, with gorgeous spice cake, melted licorice, singed alder and warm espresso notes leading the way for a core of steeped blueberry, raspberry and plum fruit. Everything pulls together wonderfully, with velvet-coated grip extending the finish.See detailed press review
- 93 Points -
Jeb Dunnuck, October 2016
A true gem in this difficult vintage is the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Boisrenard, which offers medium-bodied richness and solid mid-palate depth to go with pure, complex notes of black cherries, blackberries, toasted spices, leather and bouquet garni. For a vintage that yielded mostly mid-weight, charming wines, this has real depth and length on the finish. It too will drink beautifully through at least 2024.See detailed press review