Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2011

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2011
$119.95

SKU 3698

750ml

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Château de Beaucastel has long been regarded as one of the greatest wines in France. It is notorious for its elegance, balance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir at the Northern limit of Châteauneuf du Pape, exposed to the Mistral wind. All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been organically grown since the sixties.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Château de Beaucastel
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Wine AdvocateReminiscent of a lighter weight 2009, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape offers up a sweet bouquet of spiced black cherries, plum, truffle, saddle leather and underbrush. Coming from tiny yields (which were down 50% from 2010), this medium to full-bodied 2011 is gorgeously textured and has solid mid-palate depth, terrific purity of fruit and ripe tannin. Relatively approachable and enjoyable even now, it should nevertheless evolve gracefully for 15-20 years. Drink 2015-2031.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2013