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Château de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel 2008

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"...dark, dense ruby color along with a big, sweet nose of roasted Provencal herbs, smoked meats, black currants, cherries, licorice, and seaweed. Ripe, medium-bodied, and already delicious...88-91" WA 10/09 "Bright ruby. Fresh red berries, olive and licorice on the nose. Fresh, sharply delineated raspberry and cherry flavors are framed by dusty tannins and given grip by a tangy mineral note..." IWC 1/10

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

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07/10/2011

full bodied peppery-raspberry flavours


External Reviews for Château de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

89 - 91 Points - Wine AdvocateThe 2008 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet exhibits a dark, dense ruby color along with a big, sweet nose of roasted Provencal herbs, smoked meats, black currants, cherries, lic


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/15/2011

89 - 91 Points - Wine Advocate"The 2008 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet exhibits a dark, dense ruby color along with a big, sweet nose of roasted Provencal herbs, smoked meats, black currants, cherries, licorice, and seaweed. Ripe, medium-bodied, and already delicious, it should drink nicely for 4-5 years. "


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/21/2011

Bright ruby. Fresh red berries, olive and licorice on the nose. Fresh, sharply delineated raspberry and cherry flavors are framed by dusty tannins and given grip by a tangy mineral note. The finish is a touch gritty but surprisingly persistent, the o... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Beaucastel, Chateau Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone 750ml



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"...dark, dense ruby color along with a big, sweet nose of roasted Provencal herbs, smoked meats, black currants, cherries, licorice, and seaweed. Ripe, medium-bodied, and already delicious...88-91" WA 10/09 "Bright ruby. Fresh red berries, olive and licorice on the nose. Fresh, sharply delineated raspberry and cherry flavors are framed by dusty tannins and given grip by a tangy mineral note..." IWC 1/10

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