This cuvée is a tribute to the founding fathers of the Estate. It is made with a parcellary selection of old vines of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah. The Grenache grapes come from old vines planted on the high quaternary alluvium terraces surrounding the Estate. These terraces are the cradle of the famous terroirs of quartzite pebbles and clay, which give the Barberini cuvee great tannic and aromatic force. This wine is aged for 18 months, spending most of this time in barrels.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 94 Another rich, sexy red from this estate is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Barberini, which checks in as 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre brought up in a mix of new barrels and stainless steel. It possesses overflowing notes of blackberries, black currants, sweet oak, licorice and roasted Provencal garrigue. Full-bodied, ripe and incredibly textured and seamless, this is a big blockbuster beauty that dishes out tons of pleasure today and will keep for another decade.
Wine Spectator 92 Shows the forward, ripe profile of the vintage, with delicious plum, violet, black licorice and fig notes backed by velvety texture and lots of fruitcake and spice on the finish. Lush and flattering. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2023. 491 cases made.