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Chateau de Beaucastel Coudoulet Rouge 2011

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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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

Editorial Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Coudoulet Rouge

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,093
4.00 5
02/06/2013

Another nose that remains somewhat tight with medicinal cherry, leather, and garrigue aromas framed with a little spice, and a little floral nuance. With a lovely combination of liquory, plump, rich fruit, and a bit a bit of bitterness this fills the mouth that drops off quickly on the backend this is a bit short, but the black berry fruit and plum fruit is just so pretty you can help but seeing this as a fun wine. 89pts


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Snooth User: Michael C Butler
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4.50 5
04/15/2013

Leathery and a little bit of spice.


Snooth User: winenut718
4679145
0.00 5
08/05/2008

From .375 this wine is pretty intense- there's a TON of oak here that is completely absorbed by the fruit, which is incredibly dense and rich. The nose started with a sulphur blast, followed by that sweet oak vanilla thing that I can't stand. Once that blew off, it was all black raspberry. The palate is almost overwhelming now- all texture and robust fruit. excellent with steak. Good now with some air, great in 10-15 years.


Snooth User: Rufus Buzzard
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5.00 5
07/18/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Coudoulet Rouge

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Dense ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, creme de cassis, underbrush and licorice. Supple and quite suave, with palate-coating dark berry flavors. Spicy and sweet on the finish, with the berry and licorice notes repeating. This fruit bomb will be delicious young.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright full red-ruby. Aromas of smoky red fruits and spice cake. Tightly wound and firm, but less exuberant and primary than the young 2000. A solid wine with somewhat tight tannins; today one senses the wine's acidity, even though it's no higher than usual for this bottling. A bit inscrutable at present.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Ripe but well focused, with a beam of fig and ganache running through the middle, while licorice, mulled spice and incense notes fill in the edges. A tarry hint frames the finish. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Produced from vines just outside the boundaries of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The Coudoulet Rouge 2007 is the second wine of the legendary Beaucastel Estate. Full-bodied, with juicy raspberry and slightly bitter black cherry flavors. A little time in the glass opens up this fruit bomb and allows the earthy, peppery spiciness to come forward. Impeccably balanced; you can drink this now or lay it down for a decade.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The blockbuster 2007 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet, always one of the best bargains from the south, may be the finest Coudoulet ever produced. A blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, and the rest Syrah, Cinsault, and a few other authorized varietals, is incredibly opulent and rich, with sensational notes of black currants, licorice, smoked herbs, and meat juices, a full-bodied mouthfeel, savory tannins, and good acidity as well as length. This outstanding wine can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years.


External Review
12/05/2010

($75) Full ruby. Vibrant aromas of black cherry, red apple and licorice, with hints of cassis and redcurrant. Spicy, fresh and very concentrated, with strong fruit apparent today. Licorice and menthol notes contribute to the impression of verve. The ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2000 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 3000ml


External Review
09/03/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2000 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin Grand Cuvee 750ml


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Alcohol Percentage: 12.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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