Château-Fortia Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée du Baron 2018 750ml - Vine Republic
Château-Fortia Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée du Baron 2018 750ml
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Château-Fortia Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvée du Baron 2018

  • wa91-93
  • v92
  • jd91
  • ws90

750ml
$36.98

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Very beautiful deep robe, intense ruby ​​red, with purple reflections. Complex and rich nose: graphite, black fruit jam and sweet spices. Nice sweetness at the start, then big amplitude carried by fat and a strong tannic structure. Very fine and dense grain. Unctuous and mineral finish. We find the dominance of black fruits and spices. Nice length. Generous, racy and elegant.
Wine Advocate
  • wa91-93

A bit more concentrated and structured than the regular bottling, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Baron also includes more dark chocolate notes, along with black cherries, plums and hints of leather and spice. Full-bodied and almost creamy on the palate, with a long, softly dusty finish, this is a ripe, sumptuous wine to enjoy over the next decade.

September 24, 2020
Vinous
  • v92

Saturated ruby. Powerful cherry and dark berry aromas show very good clarity and pick up smoked meat and garrigue nuances with air. Shows very good depth and appealing sweetness to the chewy boysenberry, cherry liqueur and licorice flavors, which are brightened by a spicy flourish. Finishes sappy and very long, with building tannins and a lingering suggestion of bitter cherry.

October 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd91

The 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Du Baron (40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 20% Mourvèdre) is cut from the same cloth yet has a touch more acidity as well as structure. Notes of Bing cherries, roasted garrigue, new leather, licorice, and ground pepper all emerge from this more medium-bodied, fresh, focused 2018 that has building tannins and outstanding length. Give bottles 2-3 years and enjoy over the following decade.

October 6, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Soft and friendly in feel, with a core of gently mulled plum and blackberry flavors infused with black tea, warm anise and fruitcake notes that linger on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 8,000 cases made, 800 cases imported.

2021