91 DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD
Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2006 $56
This has a nice brawny undertow of chestnut and grilled beef, with top layers of dark fig, licorice and coffee. Solid flesh surrounds it all, and the finish is long and well-structured. Best from 2009 through 2023. 300 cases imported.—J.M
94 DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard 2006 $97
Gorgeous aromas of warm cocoa, mesquite and fig sauce are followed by a rich, silky palate that lets dark fruit, graphite, Turkish coffee and bittersweet cocoa run through the lengthy finish. This is not shy about its toast, but it’s well-integrated. Best from 2010 through 2028. From France. 60 cases imported —J.M.