Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 1996 - Vicker's Liquors

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 1996

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Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 1996

SKU 2321


Deep ruby colour with bright red tinges. Intense nose of macerated red fruits, spices and leather. The palate is supple and round, with a fresh but elegant finish, with a good fruit and 'garrigue' aftertaste.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Château de Beaucastel
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 1996 Beaucastel is performing better after time in the bottle. With high acidity, this tannic, austere example is reminiscent (at least texturally) of a young Medoc. Blackberry, earthy, leathery, spicy notes can be found in the aromas. In the mouth, the wine exhibits medium body, tangy acidity, plenty of meaty Mourvedre characteristics, and a structured, austere finish. It should only be purchased by those with the patience to wait for this wine to develop. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2015.

Robert Parker, February 1999
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Wine SpectatorFresh and fruity, with smooth tannins, this delivers nice cassis, blackberry and cherry notes. Good acidity leads to a mouthpuckering, racy finish. Drink now through 2003. 12,500 cases made.

November 15, 1998