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An expansive palette of grape varieties adds to the ensemble of Beaucastel's Châteauneuf-du-Pape in 2007, be it the w...Read more...
Garnet-red in colour tinged with brick. The nose is complex with many layers including cherry, casis, earth, violets, smoke and coffee. Very well... Read more
Good Cotes du Rhone at very reasonable price. Fruit is forward followed by some black pepper. Read more
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Garnet-red in colour tinged with brick. The nose is complex with many layers including cherry, casis, earth, violets, smoke and coffee. Very well balanced. The palate is luscious with complex fruit echoing the nose. The finish lingers and flavours intensify.
Good Cotes du Rhone at very reasonable price. Fruit is forward followed by some black pepper.
External Reviews for Château de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Like some '99s, it's a bit leaner that the 2000s or 1998's, but it's well-made, with youthful exuberance of ripe fruit, toasted oak, grilled meat, smoked chestnuts and blood orange, ironlike notes. Best from 2005 through 2010.
Full ruby. Highly complex nose combines black fruits, gibier, truffle, road tar, licorice and leather. Very intense and spicy, but still tightly wound, with a firm acid spine keeping the flavors under wraps. "Very interior wine today," notes Perrin. But one already senses the incipient complexity. Finishes with building tannins, a note of caramel and terrific persistence. This will need time.
Beaucastel uses more of Mourvèdre, which adds structure and density, than most of its peers do, making it one of the more age-worthy Châteauneufs. Its '98 joins the 1978, '89 and '90 as a benchmark Beaucastel. The 1989 was our Wine of the Year in 1991.
Super-ripe blackberry and cassis fruit dominate the 2000 Beaucastel's aromatics. This low acid, accessible Beaucastel is likely to be bottled earlier than normal according to Francois Perrin. A classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, with the remainder miscellaneous varietals, this deep ruby/purple-colored 2000 possesses a sweet nose dominated by black fruits, loads of glycerin, full body, and superb purity. It will be atypically delicious young, yet will last 15-20 years.
Beaucastel has made another great Châteauneuf du Pape in 1990. In stylistic terms, it is completely different from the profound 1989. The color is opaque black/ruby/ purple, and who can complain about the perfume of smoked meats, coffee, hickory, oriental spices, and black raspberries? In the mouth, the wine, while concentrated, full-bodied, and extremely rich, displays harder tannins, slightly higher acidity, and comes across as a more muscular, austere example of Beaucastel... will not be approachable young, and will need at least 6-7 years in the cellar.
Clean and fresh, bursting with fruit and spices. Full-bodied, it delivers some game, truffle, vanilla notes. It's distinctive and ought to reveal wonderful terroir with age, but for now it hasn't come together. Needs time. Drink now through 2020.
The opaque ruby/purple colored 2000 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a profoundly sweet perfume of melted licorice, blackberries, and black cherries backed up by loads of glycerin, full body, and moderately high but sweet, well-integrated tannin. There is a seamlessness to the 2000 that will make it accessible early in life, and thus atypical of Beaucastel. The 1985 behaved in this manner when young, but the 2000 possesses even more stuffing. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025. Like its 2001 sibling, it is a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance other permitted varietals.
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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