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Jeb Dunnuck: 96-98 Points for Barbe Rac Rouge Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2018

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Jeb Dunnuck
awarded 96-98 points to Barbe Rac Rouge Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2018.

“From decimated yields of 0.4 tons per acre, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Barbe Rac (100% Grenache brought up all in concrete) shows beautiful purity of fruit, notes of blueberries, wild strawberries, ground pepper, and crushed violets, brilliant concentration, and fine, building tannins. It’s a remarkable effort in the vintage that has more depth and concentration than just about every other wine out there. It’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and cruise for 15 years in more in cool cellars.”