About Bosquet des Pape 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape, A La Gloire de Mon Grand-Pere
The famous Domaine, Bosquet des Pape has a history dating back to 1860. The latest generation, Nicolas Boiron and his wife continue the tradition of producing outstanding a Chateauneuf du Pape. The philosophy of "Bosquet des Papes" is to produce wines that will age gracefully for many years which they have been doing so with the help of celebrated vigneron Philippe Cambie.
The domain covers about 40 different parcels - a total of 77 acres. The average age of the vines is about 50 years. This special bottling is Nicolas' tribute to his Grandfather. It's 98% Grenache, aged in tank, foudres or demi-muids for 12-18 months.
Jeb Dunnuck scored this 96+ saying "Almost all Grenache, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape A La Gloire De Mon Grand-Père comes from the La Gardiole lieu-dit and was aged 80% in demi-muids and 20% in foudre. Its deep purple/plum color is followed by a stunning array of black cherry, blackberry, and ripe strawberry fruits as well as candied flowers, orange blossom, and toasted spice. As with the old vine cuvée, the tannins have a firm edge and it's built with short-term cellaring in mind, yet the purity is brilliant, I love its balance, and this is just a stunning Grenache that's going to have two decades of pure pleasure giving."
Wine Spectator scored this 96 saying "This is packed, featuring juicy and energetic raspberry, blackberry and dark plum pate de fruit flavors wrapped in licorice root, black tea, singed juniper and incense notes. Everything knits tightly through the finish, with the underlying freshness extending to a lengthy finish as the juniper note leaves a mouthwatering echo. Serious, old school style. Best from 2024 through 2038."