In 1891 Henri Brunier gave to his son Hyppolyte land in the area of La Crau in the commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape: vineyard land considered almost unworkable due to the high concentration of stones in - and on - the soil. Hyppolyte planted vines here, where vineyards had first been recorded in the 14th century and on a spot where one of the then-new optical telegraph towers had been constructed in the early 19th century. The Bruniers now work 247 acres in Châteauneuf, as well as vineyards outside the commune and also in the Lebanon.
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £489.34
"matting plum colour robe; feral, animal airs on the nose, but there is a rich underlay. As it ages, it is picking up coffee, prune aromas along with the young, red fruits notes. Stylish, rounded attack before a close-down on the palate, and it even empties. Revert in 2009. The finish has some tannin still evident, also toffee, chocolate, baked cake on the aftertaste, that render it mildly rich. This vintage is out of step with its neighbour vintages. “2000 was a ripe vintage, we had more crop than 2001 (35 hl/ha versus 28 hl/ha) and it was a warmer year than 2001, too,” Fréderic Brunier. 2021-23 March 2007 ." John Livingstone-Learmonth
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