Domaine de Beaurenard, Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Boisrenard" 2015
This cuvée seems to be getting less oaky, as only 10% of the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Boisrenard went into new barrels. The dark plum and cola flavors are still coated with a heavy dusting of baking spices, while the texture is rich and velvety. There's a bit of dried-fruit character and a long but heavy and warm finish, hence my reluctance to rate the wine higher. It's still of excellent quality overall.
Country/Region: Cotes du Rhone, France
Grape Variety: 13 varieties of the appellation, predominantly Grenache.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Ratings: RP 91