Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard 2017


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Rhône Valley
Southern Rhône
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About this winery

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...

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Notes about product

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.

Winemaking notes

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.

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.

Press reviews

International Wine Report

- 96 points -

December 2019

The 2017 'Boisrenard' is yet another absolutely sensational release of this cuvée from the Coulon Family. It is composed of 66% Grenache along with 12% both Syrah and Mourvèdre withs he remainder consisting of other permitted varieties. As it begins to unwind in the glass it offers stunning aromatics of ripe blackberries and dark cherries which are woven together with exotic spices, espresso, smoke, licorice, graphite and minerals all taking shape. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous polished texture and shows wonderful overall balance, depth and concentration leading up to the gorgeous finish. While this displays plenty of upfront appeal now, there is no doubt it will go on to age gracefully for many years to come.

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Wine Advocate

- 96 points -

August 2019

Mostly (66%) Grenache, with smaller amounts of Mourvèdre and Syrah (12% each), and tiny amounts of the other permitted varieties, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Boisrenard is inky in color, with aromas that hint at toasted coconut, black cherries and chocolate. It's a rich, decadent, full-bodied sexpot of a CdP that possess admirable concentration, a wonderfully creamy-silky texture and a long, long finish.

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Jeb Dunnuck

97+ Points

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2019

A similar blend, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Boisrenard checks in as 66% Grenache, 12% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and the balance a mix of permitted varieties, that saw 10% new oak. It has a thrilling bouquet of black cherries, cassis, bouquet garni, scorched earth, and graphite. Tasting like a Grand Cru Burgundy with its tension, purity, and elegance, it has building tannins, terrific concentration, and a great finish. Still tight, backward and reserved, hide bottles for 4-5 years if you can. It's going to be long-lived.

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