98 points Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Boisrenard is a Grenache-dominated field blend (80%) that also includes 15 other varieties. Brought up all in foudre, it boasts a dense purple hue to go with a sensational, full-bodied, multi-layered array of red and black currants, toasted spice, peppery garrigue, and new leather-like aromas and flavors. Slightly tighter and more backward than the classic cuvée, this warrants 4-6 years of bottle age and will be incredibly long-lived. Is this even better than the 2001 and 2016? Readers looking for a more Burgundian styled, elegant, yet still concentrated and classic Châteauneuf du Pape should jump on these latest releases from Domaine de Beaurenard, which are made by the Coulon family. While I found the wines to be slightly narrow and moderately concentrated in the past, they appear to be back on track, making richly textured, concentrated, yet still incredibly elegant wines today, and you can’t go wrong with either of these new vintages. Their 2019 Cuvée Boisrenard might just match the 2016 and 2001 (and don’t miss the 2017), which remain the benchmark vintages for this estate in my mind. In addition to their great reds, the estate fashions an incredibly impressive, age worthy set of whites."
96 points Decanter
"Great purity and serious concentration without overt weight. A very powerful, complete, driving style of wine, big in tannin, acid and alcohol with a long finish. Biodynamically-grown Grenache (66%), Syrah (12%) and Mourvèdre (12%), the rest being made up of Clairette Rose, Cinsault, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Terret Noir, Picardan, Picpoul Blanc, Muscardin, Bourboulenc, Picpoul Noir, Vaccarèse, Roussanne, Picpoul Gris, Counoise and Clairette Blanche! Grapes are grown across a variety of soil types in the lieux-dits Beau Renard, Cabrières and Coteau de l'Ange, vinified mostly in tronconic wooden vats, then aged in oak barrels of various sizes and ages, including 5% new oak."
"80% Grenache, 3% Mourvèdre, 2% Syrah, 1% each Clairette Rose, Cinsault, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris, Terret Noir, Picardan, Picpoul Blanc, Muscardin, Bourboulenc, Picpoul Noir, Vaccarèse, Roussanne, Picpoul Gris, Counoise, Clairette. Certified organic. Aged for 12 months in foudre. Cask sample.
Tasted blind. Powerful nose that is shrouded in high-quality oak (which doesn't dominate). Huge concentration of dark spice-led fruit, cedary notes and wonderfully supple tannins – a blend of savoury and sweet with nothing overpowering each element. Really tight and compact but packed full of concentration. 18+/20 points. (AC)"
****** John Livingstone-Learmonth
"from Les Pradel/Coteau de l’Ange (1902 Grenache), Cabrières (1915-1935 Grenache, sand with some limestone-clay, a lot of galet stones), can also include Canssaud (Grenache, Cinsault), total 80-85% Grenache, 5-10% Mourvèdre, 5-10% Syrah, 5% mixed, incl white grapes such as Picardan, destemmed, oak vat & 5-10 new 228-litre oak casks vinified each year, can have pumping overs, then aged new-8 year 228-litre oak casks, 12 hl barrels 18-21 months (new oak up to 20%), unfined, unfiltered, 10-20,000 b
(casks/large barrel) immensely dark robe, almost all black. The bouquet is a sturdy, oaked do, with a firm black Morello cherry fruit aroma at its centre, notes of black olives; it mixes, for now, the cellar and the land. The palate draws on regal reserves of sève [sap] from the old vines, their effortless, über suave richness, with prime, ripe tannins putting a layer of velvet into the finish. The texture is silken, and the depth comes from within, thanks to the old vines. There is fantastic, gliding richness on the second half, the length exceptional. This is a treat, a wine to leave until 2026, say, which will allow the oak to infuse further - if you open it earlier, you are committing a crime, since there will be too much oak. Its elements from the vineyard are top notch. Another wine for a magnum/jereboam to celebrate an important day from 2019 in 25 years’ time. 2050-52 Nov 2020."