With many Australian Grenache’s retailing for well over $100, it seems ironic to look to Chateauneuf du Pape for quality and value. Produced from all 13 permitted varieties, Bois de Boursan is a traditional producer, crafting exquisite wines that are simply better, more age-worthy and more drinkable, than almost anything else on the market. High toned fruits, Asian spices and violets, with a satiny texture. Sandy tannins, that really hold the line of the wine beautifully. Freshness, precision and sensuality. Lovely. Waters Wine Co
65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% other varieties. The age of the vines is 40-80 years. Yield: 28 hl./ha. It is matured in big 9000 ltr wooden casks for about 18 months. Jean-Paul Versino at Bois de Boursan is one of the few growers who stick resolutely to traditional methods and his wines stand out for their wonderfully classical frame and style. This is the Burgundy of the South.
Ruby-red. Vibrant, spice-accented red fruits and candied flowers on the expansive nose. Sappy and seamless in texture, with a vein of juicy acidity adding support to plush cherry and raspberry preserve flavors. Shows very good energy and insistent floral character on the subtly tannic finish, which leaves behind persistent red fruit preserve and smoky mineral notes. 91-92 Points – Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com