Wine Advocate-Parker :
Where to begin with the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac? For starters, there's the nose, as pure an expression of red raspberries as you're likely to find in wine. It's supremely supple on the full-bodied palate, with ample concentration and ripeness, yet on the finish, there's a worrying note of bitter greens. If that can be managed during élevage, this could be something special.