Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2011

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Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2011
$97.00
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$84.00

SKU ChBeauGren06

750ml

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Nearly black in color. The nose is very delicate and powerful at the same time, with red fruit, blackcurrants, blackberries, spices, thyme and lavender. The bouquet is very elegant, rich and round, with figs, cherries, blackcurrants and stewed fruit, all with great acidity. The tannins are present but very delicate.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Château de Beaucastel
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorVery sleek and refined despite the obvious heft, featuring steeped red and black currant fruit studded with bergamot, blood orange, sweet tobacco and alder notes. The long, racy finish has a lovely echo of singed mesquite. Best from 2015 through 2027.

James Molesworth, July 31, 2014
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Wine EnthusiastAn impressive wine by any measure, this shows ample complexity in its mix of black cherry, dark earth and briery notes. The tannins frame the wine's opulent fruit, while remaining wonderfully unobtrusive. This should drink well for at least 15 years from the vintage.

Joe Czerwinski, February 1, 2015
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VinousDeep ruby. Dark berries, dried cherry, anise and lavender on the highly perfumed nose. Offers intense cassis and bitter cherry flavors with sexy floral pastille and spicecake nuances. Aeration brings out a smoky quality that carries through the long, smooth, gently tannic finish. There's 40% mourvedre here but I wouldn't have guessed it based on this wine's forward, voluptuous character.

Josh Raynolds, January 2014