Mas De Boislauzon is a 22 acre estate near Orange, just north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, in the Southern Rhone Valley. The estate is owned and operated by Daniel and Christine Chaussey, a brother and sister who are the current generation of a family that has owned the estate for six generations. The name of the estate comes from the vineyard where their oldest Mourvedre vines are planted. Mas de Boislauzon is a certified biodynamic estate and makes three red wines and one white wine, all Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The estate also makes a Cote du Rhone village wine.
Robert Parker has described Mas de Boislauzon as “one of Chateauneuf du Pape’s outstanding estates… and it has produced a brilliant succession of vintages over the last decade or more.”
Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf du Pape Quet made its debut in 1996. The ’06 is a blend of 65% old vine Grenache and 35% Mouvedre. The Grenache comes from old vines that average about 80 years of age. The wine is aged in 50% neutral oak and 50% concrete vats for about 12 months.
Garnet in color. Raspberry liqueur and kirsch on the nose. A touch rustic with earth, truffles, cherries, plums, spice, leather and pepper on the palate. The finish lingers and bodes well for many more years in the cellar.
My rating: 92 points.
Current vintages have crept up in price but the ’06 can be found for $50-$75. The 2007 retails for about $200 in most part due to a perfect score from Robert Parker. Four bottles of the ’06 or a single bottle of the ’07? I know which direction I would lean.
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