2017 Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape RougeBlend from France
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- 95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 95 Decanter
- 93-95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 95 Wine Spectator
95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape is another sunny, beautifully Provençal effort that has a huge nose of garrigue, raw steak, leather, truffle, and peppery spice. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and balanced, it’s not a massive Beaucastel yet it has a classic, Provençal, incredibly satisfying style that will benefit from 4-6 years of bottle age and keep for two decades."
"At Beaucastel the Grenache and Cinsault are fermented in cement while the Syrah and Mourvèdre are fermented in foudre. The result features finely pixellated fruits of the forest on the nose, with a full-bodied but mightily fresh and lively palate. The Mourvèdre element is strong this year, bringing vibrancy and power. It's firmly savoury, very dry and dramatic. A very tannic year has produced a seriously structured Beaucastel for the long term."
93-95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The full-bodied, dense 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape seems a bit closed at the moment, but Asian five spice powder still brings plenty of complexity and nuance to the rich, dark fruit aromas and flavors. Multidimensional, layered and long, this is another terrific vintage for Beaucastel's main cuvée, perhaps falling just slightly behind the 2016 and 2018."
95 Wine Spectator
"A dark and winey style, offering a mix of plum, black currant and black cherry notes, infused with black tea, fruitcake and anise accents. Solidly built, vibrant and energetic from start to finish, this carries copious fruit easily through the lengthy finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Best from 2020 through 2040. 3,500 cases imported."
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
95 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
95 - Decanter
93-95 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault, Syrah / Shiraz, Grenache / Garnacha, Counoise|
|Taste||blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, strawberry, musk, currant, blueberry, blackberry, black currant, dust, leather, violet, oak, smoke and toast|
|Nose||thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, game, smoke, toast, tar, dust, dark fruit, spice box, cedar, vanilla, tobacco, red fruit, thyme, clove, cinnamon and black pepper|