Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2014
Nearly black in colour. 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.
|Varietal(s)||Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz/Syrah Counoise Cinsault|
|Brand||Château de Beaucastel|
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – What I think might end up being the best Beaucastel since the 1990 or 2001, this Châteauneuf du Pape offers a full-bodied, decadent style to go with awesome black and blue fruits, garrigue, licorice, crushed flowers and violets. The purity here is truly something, and it has fabulous mid-palate concentration, building tannin and massive texture. Given all of the fruit and texture here, it will no doubt drink well in its youth, but it should still be alive and kicking after two decades as well.
In a mixed or straight case: $175.74
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