Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Boisrenard – 2017 – Decanter – 94 Points
Just 5% of this wine is matured in new oak barriques, the rest spending time in old barriques and foudres for 18 months. It’s all destemmed fruit, lending a nose of raspberry with lifted notes of bergamot and cinnamon. It’s full-bodied, rich and flowing on the palate, with a considerable weight of wet-clay tannins. An opulent style, it hangs on to its brightness and drinkability. 66% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre, 1% Cinsault, 1% Terret Noir, 1% Picardan, 1% Picpoul Blanc, 1% Muscardin, 1% Bourboulenc, 1% Vaccarèse, 1% Roussanne, 1% Clairette, and 1% of Picpoul Gris and Counoise.