Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012 (Southern Rhone, France) - [RP 90-92] [ST 89-91]

Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
(Southern Rhone, France) - [RP 90-92] [ST 89-91]

Regular price $55.00 Sale price $43.99 Save $11.01

RP90 ST89
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Brother and sister Christine and Daniel Chaussy (6. generation of wine growers in the area) run the property with 10 ha. AOC Chateauneuf du Pape and 15 ha. of Cotes du Rhone Village.

The vineyards are certified agriculture biologique since 2012

Ratings & Reviews

90-92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A fantastic looking 2012 and a blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah that will spend time in both concrete and barrel, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape is a ripe, voluptuous effort that has loads of texture and richness, yet stays light and fresh. Offering up knockout notes of blackberry, underbrush, licorice and black cherry fruit, this medium to full-bodied, open and supple 2012 will deliver the goods for upward of a decade. Drink now-2022." - Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2013)

89-91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Deep ruby. Complex, herb-accented aromas of cherry, dark berries, smoked meat and licorice. Smooth, dense and subtly sweet, with gentle acidity giving lift and verve to the cherry and blackcurrant flavors. Finishes with dusty, harmonious tannins, hints of peppery spices and licorice and very good persistence." - Josh Raynolds (Jan/Feb 14)

91-94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2010 Vintage):
"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color along with a nose of licorice, blueberries and dark black cherry confiture. Powerful and full-bodied with good acids, freshness and delineation, it is a precise, large-scaled wine that requires several years of cellaring before consumption." - Robert Parker (Oct 2011)

88-90 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2010 Vintage):
"Dark purple. Ripe blackberry and cherry on the nose, with a licorice note gaining strength with air. Broad, fleshy and smooth, with good depth to its sappy black and blue fruit flavors. The finish repeats the blueberry note and lingers with good spiciness and a hint of bitter herbs." - Josh Raynolds (Jan/Feb '12)

92 Points -
Wine Spectator Magazine (2009 vintage):
Big and winey, with a dark, muscular core of roasted fig, plum and blackberry fruit laced with cocoa powder and tobacco. Despite its heft, this is polished and pure, with plenty in reserve for cellaring. Best from 2012 through 2022. 1,780 cases made. –JM

90-93 Points -
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2009 vintage):
"Composed of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah, the opaque ruby/purple-hued 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is a strong, rich, concentrated effort displaying plenty of black and red fruit, licorice and barbecue smoke characteristics and beautiful density, texture and purity. This is a big, full-throttle yet well-balanced Chateauneuf to consume over the next 10-15 years.

94 Points -
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2007 vintage):
"The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape, a big time sleeper of the vintage, is well-worth buying. The finest traditional Chateauneuf produced at Mas de Boislauzon, it boasts a saturated ruby/purple color as well as a spectacular nose of licorice, black raspberries, black cherries, and lavender, and an exquisitely full-bodied, multidimensional and layered wine with not a hard edge to be found. Tremendous depth, beautiful freshness, and admirable purity suggest this 2007 will evolve for 12+ years. Readers should move quickly to secure some of this fabulous bargain." - Robert Parker (Oct 2009)

90-92 Points -
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2007 vintage):
"Mas de Boislauzon’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is full-bodied, displaying beautiful sweet kirsch, licorice, and spice box characteristics. Layered, with a stunning crunchy, chewy fruitiness, it possesses gorgeous texture as well as a fresh, lively vivacity. It should drink well for 12-15 years. One of Chateauneuf du Pape’s outstanding estates, Mas de Boislauzon is in the northern tier of the appellation, and has produced a brilliant succession of vintages over the last decade or more. As always, the differences in these vintages are broadly and dramatically expressed, with the 2007 gloriously fruity, juicy, pure, full-bodied and powerful as well as incredibly fresh. It represents a hypothetical blend of 1990 and 2001, with a dose of 1998 thrown in."-WA, October 2008

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2007 vintage):
"Dark and alluring, with fig, cocoa powder and coffee notes up front, followed by a large core of dark fig and mulled currant fruit. A dash of espresso helps fill out the muscular finish. Best from 2010 through 2025. 3,000 cases made." –JM (Oct 15, 2009)

91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2007 vintage):
"Vivid ruby. Cherry, lavender and incense on the nose. Silky in texture and packed with sweet red fruit flavors, with complicating notes of candied flowers and five-spice powder. A tangy and strikingly pure Chateauneuf with very good finishing thrust and persistent mineral character. And drinkable already." - Josh Raynolds (Jan/Feb '10)

88-91 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"Inky ruby. Flamboyant bouquet of red berries, kirsch, spicecake and roasted coffee. Broad, gently sweet dark berry flavors are firmed by chewy tannins, which lend a sterner structure than I find in most 2007s. The spiciness lingers on the firm, focused finish."-IWC, Jan/Feb 2009