Mas de Boislauzon 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Quet”

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The traditional 59-acre Mas de Boislauzon estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been run for generations by the same family, whose present-day members include Monique Chaussy, the property’s chatelaine; her daughter Christine; and her son Daniel, the winemaker. The unassuming family maintains a low profile, but this has not prevented seekers of authentic Rhônes from singing the estate’s praises and, by word of mouth, winning it a cult following. Nearly century-old Grenache (65 percent) and Mourvèdre (35 percent) vines contribute to the intensity and power of the family’s special cuvée, Mas de Boislauzon 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Quet” (www.masdeboislauzon.com, $60). Huge, concentrated, and blessed with a vaultlike structure, this gorgeous wine should continue to develop for the next decade or more.

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