Back-Vintage CdP Classicism: 2001 Bois de Boursan Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Tradition"

Posted by Joe Salamone

Back-Vintage CdP Classicism
2001 Bois de Boursan
Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Tradition"

Bois de Boursan has long made some of our favorite Châteauneuf. In 2001, the classicism of the domaine is on full display.

This is easily one of our best Southern RhĂ´ne buys of the year.

2001 Châteauneuf is one that we've always loved for its balance, vividness and overall ageworthy complexity.

Bois de Boursan is one of Châteauneuf's quiet traditionalists and great values. The grapes go destemmed into an old basket press and then age in foudres for eight months or more.

These old school practices produce Châteauneufs that age beautifully on their balance and tannins. They boast a deep savoriness with sun baked herbs, spice and stony minerality along with dark red fruits.

The 2001 vintage endowed Bois de Boursan's Tradition with a beautiful amount of delineation, drive and clarity. It's really entering a sweet spot showing the beauty that classical Châteauneufs offer as they age.

For many of us, 2001 is the sort of harmonious, restrained, old-school CdP vintage that hasn't been replicated since. Regardless, this is a wonderful snapshot of both the producer and the vintage.

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Joe Salamone
Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits