Mas de Boislauzon Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2017

94 Wine Enthusiast



Country: France

Region: Rhone

Variety: Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah

Terroir: Clay soils, pebbles;

Winemaking: hand picked; traditional vinification; no yeast; aged in concrete tanks and older barrels; organic farming

Christine and Daniel CHAUSSY, brother and sister, are the 5th generation to lead Mas de Boislauzon. Today, the sixth has joined them. The domaine, located in Orange, in the north of the appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape, covers 11 acres of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 19 acres in Côtes du Rhône Villages and 2 acres in Vin de France. All vines have been organically farmed since 2012.

-Mas de Boislauzon

Wine Enthusiast 94
Intensely ripe, inky black currant and preserved blueberry flood this 60-40 blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre. Matured primarily in tank, it’s a voluminous, abundant wine with a translucence of fruit etched by hints of granite and dried garrigue. Firm, persistent tannins need some time to open. At peak from 2022 to 2030 but will hold further still.

Wine Advocate 91
Like most of the 2017s, Mas de Boislauzon’s 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape is notably dark and dense, with concentrated but somewhat dried fruit notes. Hints of date and fig join black cherries and plum, plus a helping of dark chocolate, in this almost fudge-like offering. Hints of caramel and salted licorice ease onto the thickly textured finish.


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