Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 1996

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 1996
$99.95

SKU 2321

750ml

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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
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Château de Beaucastel
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • wa89

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
  • ws85

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