Château de Beaucastel Rouge, AOC Châteauneuf du Pape 2010

Château de Beaucastel Rouge, AOC Châteauneuf du Pape 2010

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Nearly black in colour. The nose is very delicate and powerful at the same time, with red fruit, blackcurrants, blackberries, spices, thyme and lavender. Will easily age for 25-30 years. 18/20 JANCIS ROBINSON and 95/100 WINE ADVOCATE

‘The 2010 Beaucastel is a tour de force, brilliantly combining espresso and
black olive notes with bright raspberry fruit, while dark earthy notes provide
a solid base. The feel on the palate is ample, with tannins that are a bit dusty
but not tough or chewy. The long, mouthwatering finish bodes well for the future.’
96/100 Wine Enthusiast
‘Nearly black in colour. The nose is very delicate and powerful at the same time, with red fruit, blackcurrants, blackberries, spices, thyme and lavender. Very dense and meaty on the nose. Appetising and no shortage of flesh but no heavy sweetness or alcohol. Really quite racy! Complex. Real lift and line through it.’
18/20 Jancis Robinson, December 2011
‘This is a gorgeous wine, a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and the balance the other permitted varietals in the appellation. Deep purple, with loads of bouquet garni, beef blood, blackberry, kirsch, smoke and truffle, this wine is full-bodied, rich and showing even better than it did last year. I still think it needs 3-5 years of cellaring, and it should last for 25-30 years, as most of the top vintages of Beaucastel do.’
95/100, The Wine Advocate, October 2012
‘The most famous Châteauneuf, Beaucastel comes at a scary price, but it tends to age beautifully, developing glorious complexity with 15 to 20 years, a big reason for the premium. The ripeness here is perfect, and there’s no trace of the love-it-or-hate-it funky barnyard quality that has come to typify the organically farmed brand. It is handsomely structured, with cherry and licorice up front and nuances of herb and beef jus’
93/100, The Globe and Mail, November 2012
‘It is another wine collectors love to own, but give this to those who have the patience and perspicacity to appreciate a work of art in progress. It is so finely tuned and effortless and reserved that it would be easy to overlook its flirtation with perfection, especially in terms of its ripeness.’
David Lawrason, October 2012

Château de Beaucastel

CountryFrance
AppellationChâteauneuf du Pape
Vintage2010
Grape variety30% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Counoise, 20% permitted varietals
Alcohol14.50%
Bottle size75cl
Certified organic?organically produced, to Ecocert standard

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