2007 BARVILLE CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE OPTIMUM
"The compelling 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine Barville Optimum is composed of 70% Grenache and 30% Mourvedre. Sadly, only 250 cases of this beauty are made, and only in the greatest vintages. The 2007 offers a dense ruby/purple color as well as abundant notes of black raspberries, black cherries, blackberries, licorice, and graphite. Full-bodied, very textured, multidimensional, and exceptionally long with layers of fruit cascading over the palate, this beauty should age well for 15+ years. " Robert Parker 94 points Drink 2012+
In top vintages such as 2007, three cuvees of Chateauneuf du Pape are produced, all of which performed even better from bottle than they did last year.