- Domaine de BeaurenardChâteauneuf-du-Pape 2016jamessuckling.com91 Points
Toasted spices and a wealth of intense plum-paste, as well as tarry notes. The tannins are assertive and gently chewy, right at the limit of ripeness and extract. Drink or hold.
- Domaine de BeaurenardChâteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard 2016jamessuckling.com92 Points
Good fruit-definition in terms of aromas and flavors here. Fresh, brambly, summer berries with blood-orange and wild-herb threads. The tannins are firm, but polished. Enjoy now or hold.
- Domaine de BeaurenardChâteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Boisrenard 2016Vinous94 Points
Brilliant violet. A sexy, expansive nose evokes smoke-accented dark berries, candied licorice and a hint of potpourri. Sappy, well-delineated black and blue fruit preserve flavors show vibrant mineral lift and no rough edges. In an ample but surprisingly energetic style, finishing sweet, floral and extremely long and revealing just a whisper of fine-grained tannins.
- Domaine de BeaurenardChâteauneuf-du-Pape 2016Vinous91 Points
Deep ruby-red. Highly perfumed red fruit preserve, incense and Asian spice aromas show excellent clarity and pick up a smoky mineral element with air. Sappy, sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors and a touch of spicecake. Closes on a vibrating mineral note, delivering well-knit tannins and floral-driven persistence.