Chapoutier Barbe Rac 1999 - Closeout

"The 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe-Rac is a beautiful, medium dark ruby-colored effort with a gorgeously sweet nose of kirsch liqueur, Provencal herbs, licorice, earth, and spice. Cropped at an amazingly low 15 hectoliters per hectare, it possesses full body, super concentration, and a long finish. Anticipated maturity: now-2016. - Rated 92, Robert Parker "Soft and satisfying, this voluptuous red delivers roasted game and grilled notes along the black fruit. Lovely, supple tannins and a satisfying, balanced finish." - Rated 87, Wine Spectator