Domaine La Barroche Chateauneuf-du-Pape Signature 2013
Wine Advocate 91 - The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Signature, which got all of the Grenache grapes normally designated for Pure, is a medium to full-bodied, nicely structured effort that exhibits lots of black cherry, smoked herbs, licorice and spice.The wine is nicely concentrated and with enough tannin to benefit from a year or two in the cellar; it’s an outstanding wine that will drink nicely through 2025.
Wine Spectator 90 - Stylish, with a caressing edge to the black cherry, plum and blackberry flavors that stream throughout, gilded with hints of fruitcake and warmed anise. Silky but substantial tannins carry the finish. Best from 2017 through 2023. 1,200 cases made.
This wine reflects a long family history: generations of enthusiastic and sometimes fanatical winegrowers, never losing sight of the importance of their terroir. Like the men and women of the Barrot family, Domaine La Barroche is many-faceted and generous. It epitomizes the balance, authenticity, and flamboyant character of Chateauneuf-du-Pape – a brilliant blend of hundred year old Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Cinsault from the estate's finest terroirs. This is an unique, elegant, silky and opulent wine that invariably expresses its distinctive qualities. It also shows great class thank to its deep color, floral bouquet, freshness, cocoa flavors and delicate aftertaste.