Domaine de Beaurenard


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard — 2016

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Châteauneuf-du-Pape is characterized by the diversity of its soils, with a mosaic of plots where different varieties grow together on limestone rock, round pebbles on a clay substrate with varying amounts of iron, and fine sedimentary sand.

  • Vintage Report

    • After a rather mild winter and a cool, dry spring, summer brought fine, hot days, without excessive heat, interspersed with cool nights. Perfect weather conditions that continued right up to harvest, allowing the grapes to be picked at optimum maturity. A very great vintage in perspective.

  • Vinification

    • The grapes are hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. Co-fermentation, long vatting for soft extractions. Matured for 12 months in conical vats, foudres and barrels.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: Selected plots, of mainly old vines of the 13 varieties of the appellation planted together, predominantly Grenache.
    • Alcohol: 15%
  • Tasting Notes

    • Made from old vines of different varieties growing together, with moderate yields, Boisrenard is characterized by the silky weave of its tannins and its generous fruit. A wine of immense depth.



  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard — 2016 – Jancis Robinson – 16+ Points

    Pure preserved cherry aroma. Tough tannic power on the palate. Very chewy. Some liquorice and leather character on the finish, but the flavour range can't soften the fearsome structure.

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Boisrenard – Jeb Dunnuck – 98 Points

    More complex and nuanced as well as powerful, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard is a field blend (two-thirds Grenache and the rest a mix of varieties) that spent 18 months in a combination of older barrels, new barrels, and foudre. Its deep purple/ruby color is followed by a sensational perfume of blackberries, black raspberries, Asian spices, and graphite. With full-bodied richness, building tannin, remarkable purity, and a huge finish...

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Boisrenard – 2016 – Wine Spectator – 96 Points

    Solidly built, with a sappy core of kirsch, blackberry paste and red licorice flavors tightly coiled together and backed by roasted apple wood, warm stone and tobacco leaf notes through the finish. The beautiful fruit should develop nicely with extended cellaring, as this has serious grip and drive. Best from 2020 through 2040.

  • Domaine de Beaurenard Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Boisrenard – The Wine Advocate – 96 Points

    Just like the regular cuvée, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Boisrenard includes all 18 of the appellation's permitted varieties, although it's mostly (66%) Grenache Noir. Strawberries and raspberries shine on the nose, followed by a full-bodied palate that's creamy-silky and lush but also bright, lively and long. It's a super effort, at what should be a realistic price.