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Jeb Dunnuck: 97 Points for Barbe Rac Rouge Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2017

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Jeb Dunnuck
awarded 97 points to Barbe Rac Rouge Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2017

“The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Barbe Rac is brilliant and up there with some of the finest vintages to date of this cuvée. Based all on Grenache from a single lieu-dit in the southwest of the appellation called the Barbe d’Asne and brought up in concrete tanks, it offers up a gorgeous nose of kirsch liqueur, ground pepper, garrigue, and graphite. Deep, rich, and powerful on the palate, with tons of sweet fruit, it needs 4-5 years of bottle age and will keep for two decades or more.”