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Château Beauchene Cotes du Rhone Grande Reserve 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A hint of leathery funk greets the nose followed by lovely layered aromas of dried mushroom, baking spice, candied violet, strawberry, juniper and beef blood. A little weighty and plush in the mouth, this feels just a bit clumsy while it delivers light if fresh flavors of red fruits, raspberry and strawberry with hints of rhubarb and almost a beet root note. Rather subtle, this is also relatively complex and nuanced in the mouth, and the rusticity is ultimately appealing when paired with a flavor profile that is not all fruit driven. Some medicinal licorice and dried herb notes emerge on the modest finish, along with brushy little bristly tannins. 89pts

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Château Beauchêne:
The Bernard family has lived in Orange since the 17th century. Originally « mesnagers » or tenant farmers, the Bernards were to profit from the social upheavals of the French Revolution, buying their first vineyard soon after the conflict in 1794. This vineyard is still present nowadays. Since 1971, Michel Bernard runs, with his wife Dominique, the vineyard which they have developed since a... Read more
The Bernard family has lived in Orange since the 17th century. Originally « mesnagers » or tenant farmers, the Bernards were to profit from the social upheavals of the French Revolution, buying their first vineyard soon after the conflict in 1794. This vineyard is still present nowadays. Since 1971, Michel Bernard runs, with his wife Dominique, the vineyard which they have developed since and in 2004, their eldest daughter joined the board. Today, Chateau Beauchene has become the hub for the vinification and maturation of all the cuvees from the different vineyards own by the family. 3 appellations are represented amongst our 80 hectares: - Chateauneuf du Pape - Cotes du Rhone Villages - Cotes du Rhone The whole harvest is bottled at the Château Beauchêne. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Château Beauchene Cotes du Rhone Grande Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
08/22/2014

A hint of leathery funk greets the nose followed by lovely layered aromas of dried mushroom, baking spice, candied violet, strawberry, juniper and beef blood. A little weighty and plush in the mouth, this feels just a bit clumsy while it delivers light if fresh flavors of red fruits, raspberry and strawberry with hints of rhubarb and almost a beet root note. Rather subtle, this is also relatively complex and nuanced in the mouth, and the rusticity is ultimately appealing when paired with a flavor profile that is not all fruit driven. Some medicinal licorice and dried herb notes emerge on the modest finish, along with brushy little bristly tannins. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
08/22/2014

Four and a half glasses



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