Vinous 92 points - Deep ruby. Raspberry liqueur, candied flowers, anise and vanilla on the deeply scented nose. Becomes more energetic with air, picking up a bitter cherry quality and a touch of white pepper. Supple tannins come on late and add shape and focus to the wine’s plush, lingering fruit.
Wine Advocate 93 points - Even better and showing a similar polished, elegant profile, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Boisrenard is a blend of 60% Grenache, and the rest a blend of all permitted grape varieties, that spent 18 months in 1- to 5-year-old barrels. Possessing thrilling notes of black raspberry, vanilla, licorice and crushed flowers on the nose, it flows onto the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, solid overall concentration, good acidity and sweet, silky tannin. Relatively approachable, especially by this cuvee’s standards, it can be consumed now or cellared for a decade. Drink now-2023. (Oct 2013)
Wine Spectator 93 points - Offers a fleshy feel, with dark plum, currant paste and steeped blackberry notes, studded with anise, fruitcake and cocoa details. Shows depth for the vintage. Best from 2014 through 2024.óJ.M. (Oct 23 2013)