Clos Des Brusquieres

At only eight hectares in size, this miniscule, ultra-traditional estate produces tiny quantities of just one wine: no luxury cuvee, no specialty blend, just a stunningly pure and complex Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Owner Claude Courtil is the godson of none other than Henri Bonneau, one of the most legendary and revered producers in the region, and he learned everything he knows about winemaking from his godfather. Henri and Claude share a deeply held commitment to natural winemaking: manual vineyard work, traditional aging in large foudres, and bottling without intrusive fining and filtration. A reserved, introspective man, Courtil sold his entire production to negociants until the 1996 vintage, and he has been producing steadily more impressive and complete wine ever since -- though the '96 is an extremely gorgeous Chateauneuf in its own right! This is truly a special domaine, and one that is extremely deserving of your attention.

The blend consists of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2016
94  Vinous Media 
Jen Dunnuck 95 “I always love the wines of this estate, and unquestionably the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the finest vintage of this cuvée to date. About as classic as it gets, with tons of cedarwood, white pepper, kirsch, and blackberry fruits, it smells like a classic southern France street
Item Number: 30722
Case: $431.40

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "I loved Clos des Brusquieres’s 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape, which was tasted as a barrel sample, and this classic beauty is loaded with Provençal notes of sweet cherries, cedar, spice-box and garrigue. About as textbook and old school as they come, with medium-bodied richness,

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2014
95  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93-95 "Bright red. Vibrant mineral- and spice-accented red berry preserve and floral pastille scents show excellent clarity and pick up notes of lavender and incense with air. Silky and expansive on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and floral pastille flavors that show an alluring

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91-93 "Deep red. High-pitched raspberry and floral scents are complicated by notes of star anise, allspice and white pepper. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering sappy red berry and blood orange flavors that become sweeter with air. Suave and seamless on the back end, finishing

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2012
94  Stephen Tanzer 
Vinous Media 93 "Bright ruby-red. Aromas of fresh red berries, cherry compote, lavender and Asian spices, with a mineral element adding vivacity. Juicy and sharply focused, offering sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors that deepen and become spicier with air. Round, seamless Châteauneuf with

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011
92  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 92 "Ruby-red. Pungent, seductive perfume of dark berry preserves, blood orange, potpourri and spicecake. Silky and energetic but surprisingly dense, offering intense red and dark berry flavors and notes of licorice and candied lavender. This nicely balanced, already-delicious wine

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93 "(made from roughly two thirds grenache, with about 15% each of mourvedre and syrah and a bit of cinsault): Glass-staining ruby. Intense dark fruit and floral aromas are given depth by hints of licorice and bitter herbs. Brighter on the palate, offering potent red and dark

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf du Pape 2009
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93 "Vivid ruby. Aromas of raspberry compote, smoke and potpourri, enlivened by a strong suggestion of cannabis. Densely packed but penetrating, with a firm spine of acidity adding lift and clarity to its sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors. Seamless and pliant, accented by

Clos des Brusquieres Chateauneuf du Pape 2007
94  Stephen Tanzer 
 Stephen Tanzer 94 "Saturated ruby. Rich red and dark berry liqueur aromas are complicated by white pepper, garrigue and smoky minerals. Refreshing, delineated raspberry and black cherry flavors show impressive depth without excess weight, thanks to fresh mineral snap on the back. There's a pinot