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Château de Beaucastel Rouge, AOC Châteauneuf du Pape 2016

  • Château de Beaucastel Rouge, AOC Châteauneuf du Pape 2016

Château de Beaucastel Rouge, AOC Châteauneuf du Pape 2016

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‘This is a stunning Beaucastel. A classic!’
99/100 James Suckling, August 2018

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‘Youthfully reticent, but warm and polished in feel, with a large core of cassis, raspberry and cherry puree notes lying in wait for now. Threads of red licorice, warm stone and singed mesquite and cedar emerge steadily through the lengthy finish as the fruit unwinds slowly. Concentrated yet precise. Sock this away in the cellar. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise.’
97/100 Wine Spectator, September 2019
‘Being bottled the day of my visit, the 2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape checks in as a blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the rest a mix of permitted varieties. It offers a ripe, sexy, rounded style that quickly shows more structure, minerality, and tannin with time in the glass. Blackberries, blueberries, smoked earth, violets, and garrigue all give way to a full-bodied, deep, structured Beaucastel that’s going to benefit from 5-7 years of bottle age and keep for two decades. It reminds me of the 2001.’
96+/100, Jeb Dunnuck, August 2018
‘The nose is tightly wound for now, but shows fresh black fruits and an underlying herbal seam. It’s full-bodied but immediately lifted and fresh on the palate, with powerful fruit and a dense lattice of ripe tannins. It is beautifully textured, very straight in style, with great length and energy. It’s already very well integrated and balanced. Tight, refreshing, mineral and intense. A truly excellent Beaucastel.’
96/100 Matt Walls, Decanter, October 2017
‘This is a stunning Beaucastel. A classic! Has a superb array of fruit, ranging from red, through to blue, darker purple and black. Nuances of dark, stony minerals, spices, wild flowers and herbs. So fleshy. This has impeccable balance, super-silky tannins and an extraordinarily long finish. This has decades ahead of it. Drink or hold.’
99/100 James Suckling, August 2018
‘Bouquet, floral, raffiné et complexe. Elégant en bouche, toucher délicat. Plus structuré que le 2015. Style complet et sensuel. Grande finale, en fraîcheur, retour sur la peau de cerise. Un très grand Beaucastel.’
18.5/20 Guide Bettane et Desseauve des vins de France, September 2018
‘Some reductive notes on the nose. Floral and rich on the palate with gorgeous spice mix and effortless balance. A great wine, with great pedigree – you can taste this in the sheer elegance and intensity.’
18/20 Jancis Robinson, November 2017

Additional Information

Supplier's website Château de Beaucastel
Vintage 2016
certified organic organic, no cert on bottle
Grape variety 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, balance made up of remaining nine permitted varieties
Alcohol % 14.5%
Technical sheet Download supplier's pdf here

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