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Chateau De Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Rouge 2018

$920.00

Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Case Volume (ml): 6 bottles x 750ml
Brand: Chateau De Beaucastel
Country of Origin: France (Rhone)
Wine Type: French Red Wine
Varietal: Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, Counoise & others

Description

Another in a string of top vintages, Beaucastel’s 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape was produced from Grenache yields of only eight hectoliters per hectare (“normal” is about 28 hectoliters per hectare, according to Marc Perrin). The final blend I was shown is almost candied in its fruity intensity of raspberries and cherries, yet it has a potent underpinning of more savory elements, like tapenade, grilled meat and dried spices. Full-bodied, with fine, silky tannins, this shows tremendous length, reverberating with hints of crushed stone on the finish.

Special mentions:

95+ Points – Wine Advocate

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