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2017 Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Mirande, Jean Pierre Boisson

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Domaine du Pere Caboche - Chateauneuf du Pape - Red 2017

Robert Parker - 91 Points

"The dress is a beautiful ruby shine. The nose expresses a character asserted, chocolate and smoked on a background of red and black fruits, Of gray pepper. The notes of ginger and menthol confer a beautiful freshness. On the palate, this wine is expressive, focused on freshness and minerality. It has a beautiful length on fruit and spices."

Jeb Dunnuck - 90 Points

"A big wine by this estate's standards (I always find these wines to be more elegant), the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape is based on 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 5% Mourvèdre brought up in a mix of concrete, stainless steel, and foudre. Deep ruby/plum-colored, with powerful notes of black cherries, currants, smoked earth, chocolate, and garrigue, it hits the palate with medium to full body, loads of ripe fruit, chewy tannins, and a good finish. It's a touch rough around the edges, but it has loads of character. "

Producer: Jean Pierre Boisson & Emile Boisson

Wine: 2017 Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Mirande

Varietals: 80% Grenache Noir, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre

Color: Deep red with bluish highlights.

Tasting Notes:  "The nose is very expressive with ripe red fruit flavors and hints of soft spices. The mouth is expressive and well-rounded with a dominating taste of jammy fruits and liquorice, embellished with notes of Cayenne pepper. The tannins are silky and well-coated. The finish is long and elegant. "

Food: Braised leg of lamb, chicken tarragon and brie

Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2027

Domaine Père Caboche - Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhone

For centuries, Jean-Pierre Boisson’s ancestors have been both wine growers and blacksmiths. The family’s nickname “Caboche” derives from the old Provencal word for horseshoe nails, by which the estate is still known. Jean-Pierre is the former long-serving mayor of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Today, he runs Domaine Père Caboche with his daughter Emile.

Jean-Pierre and Emile are proud to follow a traditional approach to winemaking that respects the environment and allows for the vines to grow naturally.