2020 Charbonniere Les Haut Brusquieres, Chateauneu

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96 Points - Vinous:  Pungent aromas of blood orange, raspberry liqueur, strawberry, black cherry, garrique and licorice introduce the 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Speciale Les Hautes Brusquieres.  This single vineyard cuvée comes from the Brusquières plot, located in the north of the appellation.  It is a deep, full-bodied red with head spinning concentration, perfectly balance by lively acidity with a persistent finish.  If you lucky enough to own a bottle or two, there’s no need to hurry as this elixir can age for a long time.

94–96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:  The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Les Hautes Brusquieres includes the most Syrah of any of the releases here (60% Grenache and 40% Syrah) and is sourced from a cooler terroir in the northwestern portion of the appellation. It's another remarkable effort revealing a gorgeous perfume of red, blue, and black fruits as well as ground pepper, smoked earth, and violets. As with the other releases, it's full-bodied and seamless on the palate, with impressive tannins. Give it just a few years of bottle age.

96 Points - James Suckling:  An extremely concentrated and refined Chateauneuf that presses all the pleasure buttons, yet remains subtle. Breathtaking energy at the very long finish. Listing all the aromas would take too long, but there’s a slew of red fruits, Mediterranean herbs and a touch of candied citrus in there. Great touch and texture on the mid-palate, harmonious and vibrant. Expanding and ample long finish. A cuvee of 60% grenache and 40% syrah. Drink or hold.