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2011 Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Felix

ITEM 8460404 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

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6 $75
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92Vinous / IWC

Ripe black and blue fruits on the nose, with sexy floral and spicecake nuances adding complexity and lift. On the palate, sweet blackberry and blueberry flavors are accompanied by a building note of bitter chocolate. The floral quality comes back on the spicy, youthfully tannic finish, which shows excellent cling and subtle smokiness.

91+ The Wine Advocate

...beautiful blackberry, black cherry, leather, garrigue and licorice aromas and flavors to go with a medium-bodied, nicely concentrated feel on the palate.

90-93Jeb Dunnuck

...rock solid, offering gorgeous aromas, medium to full-body, loads of fruit, and ripe tannin.

17Jancis Robinson

Firm, savoury nose. Toasty and with very good sappy balance and a bit of energy. Racy stuff. Very savoury – as opposed to sweet.


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.