Cuvée du baron
THE DISTINCTIVENESS OF OUR TERROIR
This wine was created in 2001 in honour of Baron Pierre Le Roy de Boiseaumarié.
With a blend in which Grenache and Syrah have pride of place, its complexity, opulence and delicate spicy and ripe fruit aromas, the Cuvée du Baron veritably embodies the distinctiveness of our terroir.
Harvested entirely by hand with sorting on the plot, the bunches are delicately picked and then transported in crates in order to ensure the perfect condition of all the grapes and to avoid any oxidation.
Destemmed to the tune of 90%, the grapes are then transferred to concrete or stainless steel vats. Fermentation and 4 to 5 weeks of maceration make it possible to extract all the colour and aromas from the grapes. Cask-ageing of between 18 to 24 months allows the wine to gently flourish. It is then bottled and left to rest in our ageing cellars
This vintage will be remembered as one of the lowest in terms of quantity, and one of the best in terms of quality. The grapes have an interesting tannic structure because of the weather (rainy springtime and dry summer). The red wines have a deep dark purple robe. The nose is well balanced and fresh with intense fruity and mineral notes. The mouth is beautifully rich and the tannins are structured and finely grained. This vintage offers a very good ageing potential.
Intense ruby color with purple reflections. Expressive nose of blackcurrant, cherry jam and sweet liquorice. Notes of cuttlefish ink. The palate is characterized by its density and minerality. Lots of sweetness tempered by freshness and its aromatic register of black fruit and schist. Notes of fresh truffles. The finish is remarkably smooth and fine, with great tannic density. Very persistent. A wine of great expression, concentrated and elegant.
Wine Spectator: 91 points
Jancis Robinson: 16.5 points
Wine Advocate: 94 points
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2012: silver medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012: silver medal
The 2011 harvest will be remembered as one which was expected to be much earlier than previous harvests, but in the end, it turned out just like a normal year. The months of April, May and June were very hot and dry with a rapid growth in the vines and an early flowering. The weather conditions of July and August were ideal with an average temperature of 22.6°C and high rainfall for the season. The first half of the harvest presents wines that are well balanced and fresh with fruity notes. The second half is more concentrated, dense and full-bodied.
Ruby red color with purple reflections. Nose on restraint at the very beginning of the olfaction; then develop powerful notes of truffle, undergrowth and cocoa, on a background of cherry jam. The palate presents an elegant balance, with a remarkable level of fat and a nice mineral tension. Aromas of black fruit jam and graphite. Good persistence with delicately spicy and liquorice notes.
This wine was not presented to wine critics
This wine was not presented to wine competitions
The 2012 vintage benefits from optimal climatic conditions. Between April and July, average temperatures fluctuated between 13 ° C and 24.7 ° C. The summer was hot and dry from start to finish. The end of August was marked by a lot of rain, preventing the water stress on the vines. This phenomenon repeated itself at the end of September. The wines are dark, well balanced, fruity round and smooth. Due to the high malic acid level, the tannins became softer after the malolactic fermentation. The alcohol percentage is moderate.
The color is deep, ruby red with purple reflections. The nose is dominated by a very dark register: blueberry jam, blackberry, black pepper and soot. Complex and charming, although on reserve before ventilation. The palate is greedy, with great amplitude and a pleasant sensation of sweetness. The tannins present a very fine grain despite a great density. The aromas of the olfaction are found here in the mouth, embellished with subtle notes of Cade or tapenade. Great aromatic and tactile persistence. A great wine, complex, rich and elegant.
Jancis Robinson: 17 points
Wine Advocate: 92 points
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014: silver medal
This vintage was marked by bad weather conditions and delayed maturity. The summer was one of the coldest and most humid in recent years. Grenache was the most affected by low yield due to the loss of its flowers. The average yield was estimated around 26hl / ha. The wine has good acidity and an average alcoholic degree. Grenache produced fruity wines while Syrah and Mourvèdre produced powerful and concentrated wines with a beautiful color. The wines have a very good aging potential.
Beautiful deep color, ruby red with purple reflections. Complex nose of jammy black fruits, spices (sweet pepper), wet shale and new leather. The palate has superb tannic structure, both powerful and elegant. The finish is remarkably smooth. We find the aromatic range of the nose, enriched with more kirsch notes. We end with sensations of fat and velvety. Straight, complex, rich, dark, fine.
Wine Spectator: 92 points
Jancis Robinson: 17.5 points
Wine Advocate: 89 points
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015: silver medal
This vintage is described as generous in terms of color, structure, maturity and quantity due to ideal weather conditions. The spring was rainy while the summer was dry and hot. The reds have a dark color with nice reflections and hints of black fruits. The tannins are silky and smooth, fine and elegant. They are balanced, fruity and generous. The wines have excellent aging potential.
Beautiful deep ruby red color. Violet reflections. Very spicy olfactory attack, then graphite and candied black fruits. Complex. The palate presents a fleshy and full attack. The tight tannic structure gives it a nice volume as well as a remarkable length. The finish is however well coated by sensations of fat. We find the dominant ripe red fruits, minerality (schists) and spices. Very good length.
Wine Spectator: 92 points
Wine Advocate: 92 points
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017: silver medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017: silver medal
This vintage is considered exceptional. The winter was mild and dry while the spring was cool and the summer hot. The grapes have reached full maturity. The reds are crisp, frank, intense with complex aromas of raspberry, garrigue, liquorice, candied ginger and black fruits. They present a dark and dense and complex color and fine tannins. The 2016 vintage has a very long aging potential.
Beautiful dense color, ruby red with purple reflections. Olfactory attack on sweet spices, zan. Then fresh cherry. The palate is very greedy in attack. It displays a good level of fat which envelops a very tight but very fine-grained tannic structure. The jammy black fruit develops in the mouth, then the fresh mineral notes of peat and delicately minty to finish.
Jeb Dunnuck: 94 points
Wine Advocate: 90 points
James Suckling: 93 points
Concours Général Agricole 2018: sylver medal
International Wine Challenge 2018: sylver medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018: bronze medal
Outstanding in many ways, 2017 was a very hot and dry year leading to a small harvest. The main characteristic of this vintage is the exceptional quality of the wines produced. The reds, whose grapes were perfectly ripe, exhale aromas of black fruits with a lovely long and silky palate. The tannins are sweet. The wines have a long aging capacity.
Intense ruby red color, purple reflections. Complex and fine nose: mineral toasted notes, black fruit jam, spices. The mouth is frank from the start and increases in power throughout the tasting. Lots of fat and coating in the mid-palate, then a more tense and chiseled finish. Notes of brandy fruit, blueberries, spices. The tannins still need a little aging to fully soften. Very good persistence.
Wine Enthusiast : 95 points
Wine Advocate: 92-94 points
Jeb Dunnuck: 91-93 points
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019: bronze medal
Due to a significant period of rainfall, this year saw a significant presence of late blight but thanks to the high summer temperatures and optimal September weather, the quality of the bunches was excellent. The reds with aromas of raspberry, blackcurrant, prune and ginger present silky and round tannins with a long and velvety finish. The 2018 vintage has a good aging capacity.
Very beautiful deep color, intense ruby red, with purple reflections. Complex and rich nose: graphite, black fruit jam and sweet spices. Nice sweetness at the start, then big amplitude carried by fat and a strong tannic structure. Very fine and dense grain. Smooth and mineral finish. We find the dominance of black fruits and spices. Nice length. Generous, racy and elegant.
Wine Advocate: 91-93 points
Jeb Dunnuck: 91 points
Jancis Robinson: 16 points
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2020: gold medal
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020: bronze medal
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2020: bronze medal
International Wine Challenge 2020: bronze medal
In 2019, the climate was very dry and hot during the growth of the vine. As a result, the harvest began very early in the season with grapes showing excellent health, thick skins and intense colors.
The reds with aromas of ripe fruit, raspberries with a slight touch of mint present a beautiful minerality. On the palate, the tannins are elegant and well concentrated. This vintage shows signs of a long aging potential.TASTING NOTES