Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2018

Bottle Size: 1.5 L

Rating: DC 95, WA 95, WS 95, JD 94, JS 94, VN 94, JR 17.5/20

Year: 2018

5 in stock

TASTING NOTES

A tight and compelling tannic structure, muscular and knitted down at this stage, rich and concentrated with blackberries and olive paste. Already you can discern the floral aromatics that overlay the core, and this is going to evolve into a beautiful Beaucastel. 

JA, Decanter.

Delivers hints of mixed red berries and garrigue, a medium to full-bodied feel in the mouth, some dusty tannins and a long, mouthwatering finish.  

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate.

Cassis and cherry puree flavors seamlessly layered with melted red licorice and fruitcake notes. A dash of roasted apple wood underscores the finish, letting the fruit be the primary player. Subtle mesquite and incense accents are tucked in the background for now. Collectible.

James Moleworth, Wine Spectator.

A deep ruby/purple color as well as classic Beaucastel aromas and flavors of darker currents, blueberries, smoked meats, black licorice and roasted herbs. With medium to full-bodied richness, a pure, clean, elegant texture, sweet tannins, and a great finish, this seamless, elegant Beaucastel will be approachable in its youth, yet still have 20+ years of prime drinking. 

Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com

Very rich aromas of blackberries, chocolate and crushed stones. Some cloves and black pepper, too. Medium-bodied with round, juicy tannins that are soft, polished and nicely integrated into the wine. Delicious finish. Very drinkable now, but will improve with age. 

James Suckling, jamessuckling.comCherry, blueberry, smoky mineral and pungent floral qualities on the perfumed nose, along with spice and garrigue flourishes. Sappy and well-concentrated red and dark fruit preserve flavors show surprising and welcome energy for their depth and pick up candied lavender and spice nuances as the wine opens out. Closes very long and lively, with chewy tannins framing floral pastille and dark berry notes.

Josh, Raynolds, Vinous.

Raspberry and redcurrant, milk chocolate, really juicy and effusive. Front-loaded with fruit right now, but it has the structure and density to last. Another classic.

Richard Hemming, jancisrobinson.com


Collections: Rhone Red

Category: 1.5 L, 2018, Rhone, VINOUS92-94



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