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Chateau de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Dunkles, konzentriertes Rubinrot, finessenreicher, intensiver Duft nach dunklen Beeren, schwarzen Kirschen, Himbeeren und Provencekräutern mit rauchigen Anklängen. Unverkennbar Beaucastel mit dem hier typischen «Goût de terroir», einem Duft nach feuchter Erde, Pfeffer, Tabak, gegrilltem Fleisch, Himbeere und viel Würze. Schmeckt kraftvoll, intensiv, ungemein fruchtbetont, mit samtigen, perfekt reifen Tanninen. Der Wein setzt bei aller Komplexität und Länge immer auch seinen Fokus auf Saftigkeit, Eleganz und pure Finesse.

Chateau de Beaucastel:
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" boug... Read more
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" bought "a barn with its plot of land extending to 52 saumées at Coudoulet". Later, the manor house that we know today was built here and you can still see the arms of the Beaucastel family sculpted in stone in one of walls of the drawingroom. The Beaucastels were among the more notable families of this little town and in 1687 Pierre de Beaucastel, in recognition of his conversion to Catholicism after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, was appointed "Capitaine de la ville de Courthezon" by Louis XIV. The letter from Louis XIV, also signed by Colbert, to Pierre de Beaucastel is still in our possession. Two centuries later at the time of the phylloxera, the owner of Beaucastel was Elie Dussaud, a companion of Ferdinand de Lesseps who built the Suez Canal. In 1909 Pierre Tramier bought the property and Beaucastel then passed to his son-in-law, Pierre Perrin, a scientist who considerably increased the vineyard holding. His efforts were continued by Jacques Perrin until 1978... Today the torch is carried by Jean Pierre and François, sons of Jacques. But Marc, Pierre, Thomas and Matthieu, who represent the fifth generation, are ready to pursue this fabulous family history. Read less

Member Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc

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Snooth User: Carlo182
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4.50 5
01/15/2013

Ripe, wild, lush berries that linger & mix with oak & black tea accents. Bright acidity. Since this is a mix, there is more acidity than a normal zin, so don't be shy to pair with heavier meals. If anything one might err on going with light pairings, and get put off by acid.


Snooth User: shanwich55
462618132
5.00 5
04/23/2010

You are amazing Mr. Prisoner. You are that boyfriend or girlfriend all single people seek to meet. You are deep, complex, and spicy hot. After one date with you, most wine, especially in your price range, just pale in comparison. Blackberry, spice and without fault you are guaranteed to be love at first sight for anyone lucky enough to spend around $30 odd dollars to take you home.


Snooth User: jbblunt54
13809517
4.00 5
10/10/2013

Had it at Meritage. Loved it.


Snooth User: VoicesKerry
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3.00 5
01/15/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
06/09/2010

The 2007 blends the lush berry flavors of Zinfandel, the power and concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon, the dark black fruit of Syrah, the intensity and structure of Petite Sirah, the flesh of Charbono, and a hint of Grenache - all combined for a decadent wine with great complexity. 50% Zinfandel 24% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Syrah 9% Petite Sirah 2% Charbono 1% Grenache We continue to receive an overwhelming amount of inquiries about "The Prisoner". Not just the wine, but the image on the label. The image is inspired by an original etching depicting a prisoner in chains Dave Phinney received as a gift from his mother and father (Orin and Swift).


External Review
11/19/2012

Killer deal! Free Shipping when you order a case of 6 Bottles! Excellent as a gift, or if you feel like spoiling yourself this holiday season make sure to get a 6 pack case of Orin Swift Prisoner.


External Review
10/04/2012

The 2007 blends the lush berry flavors of Zinfandel, the power and concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon, the dark black fruit of Syrah, the intensity and structure of Petite Sirah, the flesh of Charbono, and a hint of Grenache - all combined for a decadent wine with great complexity. 50% Zinfandel, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Syrah, 9% Petite Sirah, 2% Charbono, 1% Grenache


External Review
10/31/2012

Orin Swift s Proprietary Blend The Prisoner has become the stuff of legend for many of us in the industry. We can never get enough - it always sells out - and (most importantly) the juice in the bottle is fantastic year in and year out.


External Review
07/02/2008

Year after year this big, ripe red is a favorite among our customers and the critics.


External Review
04/20/2013

The Beaucastel 2011 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet Blanc, which comes from vineyards adjacent to Chateauneuf du Pape, is a difficult wine to find in the marketplace, as the red Coudoulet is far more abundant in quantity. That being said, the 2011 Coudoulet white is an equal part blend of Viognier, Bourboulenc and Marsanne and the balance of it 10% Clairette. Always showing lots of good freshness, purity, hints of apricot and white peaches, this wine is flowery and very well-made in 2011, which is a strong vintage for white wines.


External Review
04/20/2013

A light whiff of brioche weaves around a core of plantain, macadamia nut and lemon zest flavors, followed by a honeysuckle hint that chimes in on the finish. Drink now.


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Dunkles, konzentriertes Rubinrot, finessenreicher, intensiver Duft nach dunklen Beeren, schwarzen Kirschen, Himbeeren und Provencekräutern mit rauchigen Anklängen. Unverkennbar Beaucastel mit dem hier typischen «Goût de terroir», einem Duft nach feuchter Erde, Pfeffer, Tabak, gegrilltem Fleisch, Himbeere und viel Würze. Schmeckt kraftvoll, intensiv, ungemein fruchtbetont, mit samtigen, perfekt reifen Tanninen. Der Wein setzt bei aller Komplexität und Länge immer auch seinen Fokus auf Saftigkeit, Eleganz und pure Finesse.

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