Domaine La Barroche Liberty 2015
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Wine AdvocateA new wine from Julien, his 2015 Vin de France comes mostly from a parcel of 65-year-old vines planted in a cooler, higher elevation parcel. In addition, it includes some of his declassified Châteauneuf du Pape grapes, hence the Vin de France label and not Côtes du Rhône (Châteauneuf du Pape is one of the few appellations that cannot be declassified to Côtes du Rhône). Made from 55% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 12% Mourvèdre and the rest Cinsault and Carignan, it tastes like a Châteauneuf du Pape with its juicy black raspberry, violets, peppery herbs and distinct minerality. This comparison is certainly still valid on the palate, as well and its medium to full-bodied, concentrated and structured, with a sappy, grippy style that will evolve nicely for 7-8 years or more. Don't let the Vin de France label sway you, this is the real deal.
Wine SpectatorBroad and fleshy in feel, with light charcoal and alder notes underscoring the broad swath of warm plum and raspberry paste flavors. Smoldering tobacco accents run through the finish. A bit rustic along the edges, but shows plenty of guts and depth. Best from 2019 through 2022. 130 cases imported.
All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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