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Ch Beaucastel Chat du Pape 2007
An expansive palette of grape varieties adds to the ensemble of Beaucastel's<br/>Châteauneuf-du-Pape in 2007, be it the white pepper from the Counoise,<br/>the hedgerow from the Cinsault, the notes of summer pudding from the Syrah or<br/>the pure red berry fruit from the Grenache. It is however the power of the<br/>dominant Mourvèdre with its notes of charcuterie and bacon rind, which<br/>intimates longevity and a satisfying crescendo over the next fifteen years.
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sweeter than I expected, with caramel and strawberry in the mid-palate, almost a little syrupy. wonderful finish. had it with fig/anise bread, which it matched nicely. definitely better with decanting.
Chocolate on the nose with a a slight hint of damp vegetation. light fruit on the front with chocolate coming through on the mid palette and finish with some woodiness and tobacco. Crisp acidity towards the end helps to provide overall balance.
Really good nose, cherry and bright fruit fills the room as it sits. Good fruit on the palate with cherry, rasberry and licorice at the end, long finish. Great wine from a favorite of mine Dave Phinney but similar zins available for cheaper.
Really enjoyed this wine. I have yet to dislike a wine from Orin Swift yet. A little pricey but would buy again.
Perfect wine. Will wait 30 years before drinking.
Four and a half glasses
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This recalls those great old California field blends, but with more polish and structure. Aromas of smoky boysenberry and cracked pepper lead to layered, zesty flavors of plum, tobacco and anise. Drink now through 2013.
At first glance, this is not particularly impressive; it’s slightly herbal and rustic, with a raisiny edge to the fruit. But this really improves with air, fleshing out on the midpalate and losing the raisiny notes in favor of plum and savory notes. Give it four or five years in the cellar and drink it over the next 15 or so.
Well-built, yet rich and stylish, with spicy blackberry aromas and zesty, layered flavors of black cherry and licorice framed by toasty oak. Offers a long, satisfying finish. Drink now through 2015.
Saturated ruby. A flamboyant bouquet displays exotic scents of creme de cassis, boysenberry, incense, potpourri and garrigue, with licorice and mineral notes coming up with air. Sappy dark berry flavors boast superb purity and completely saturate th... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2007 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 'Hommage A Jacques Perrin' 750ml
Beaucastel s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even better out of bottle than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits truffles pen ink licorice and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin buttressing the fruit s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years
Saturated ruby. Smoky aromas of black raspberry cola licorice tar and dried flowers expand with air while maintaining focus. Extremely fresh with energetic red and dark berry flavors strongly underscored by candied flowers and minerals. I kept waiting for tannins to come out but it didn t happen. Finishes lush and creamy with lingering notes of red fruits and tobacco. The blend this year is 30% each of mourvedre and grenache 10% each of syrah and counoise and the rest "all the others." 93-
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