93pts Wine Spectator
Nicely rendered, with waves of warmed cassis, plum pate de fruit and raspberry reduction rolling through, carried by polished structure and laced with subtle threads of anise, red tea and sanguine. Ends with a sneaky long finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.
92pts Jeb Dunnuck
Based largely on Grenache (there is 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre), the 2019 Chateauneuf Du Pape Domaine Barville offers a ripe, sexy, incredibly attractive style revealing loads of candied black cherry and strawberry fruits, notes of nori, iron, and pepper, ripe, supple tannins, and a great finish. Brotte consistently turns out impeccably made, balanced wines, and this is no exception.
92pts Wine Enthusiast
This blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre is a showcase of Grenache's easy, juicy blackberry and preserved-strawberry flavors accented by a brambly, peppery edge of Syrah. Matured in a combination of French oak and inert vessels, it keeps primary, youthful fruit at the forefront but maintains a depth and solidness of structure. Freshly balanced in acidity and finishing on fine, furry tannins, it is ready now.
A tempting spiciness on the nose lures you in. Rounded but not excessive. Fresh, well balanced with well-integrated acidity and a tapered finish. Gentle tension accentuates the spicy, tense style. 20% new oak.
Tasted blind. Assertive nose with distinct leather and dusty notes. Lots of freshness on the mid palate and a red sweetness to the fruit, firm tannins and a slightly acid-led finish.
The color in the glass is ruby with violet sheen. Marked by its terroir character of spices, black pepper, lavender, black cherries and blackberries. Elegant and well balanced, full-bodied, powerful with persistent aromas of red fruit and garrigue. This wine offers a great tasting pleasure and reward the most patients.
Enjoy with braised meat with black olives, beef tartare with bearnaise sauce, foil truffle foie gras, chocolate cake.