Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1981

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Fine Wines International
San Francisco, CA (2,500 mi)
USD 147.00
750ml
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Now we were talking. The huge nose bursts from the glass with a classic array of barnyard, leather, black fruit, smoky spices and smoked meat. Ther... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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5.00 5
11/20/2008

Now we were talking. The huge nose bursts from the glass with a classic array of barnyard, leather, black fruit, smoky spices and smoked meat. There is a very minor note of shoe polish volatility and enough brett to add a bit of poop but it is perfectly measured and easily buffered by the intense fruit. Subtle notes of old coffee, nori, green anise seed and nutmeg add complexity and depth. This offers a big round entry with incipient sweetness. The black fruits have the subtlest candied edge and nice note of dried herbs for contrast. The fruit up front gains a bit of brightness veering off toward the red currant/pomegranate end of the spectrum and the wine gains fine spice and earth tones on the backend that lead to a long finish that plays the sweet off the savory perfectly. Simply great with good length, fine balance, and a fresh transparent character that is captivating My Wine of the Night, as it was for many and in no danger of falling off the big cliff though this was bought on release and stored very well. 2008-2016 96pts


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