Friday, December 7, 2018

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2016

2016 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape $65.98 
Bottled only a week before my visit, I was blown away by how well Beaucastel's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape was showing. It's full-bodied, creamy, lush and rich, with layers of raspberry fruit, garrigue and spice that unfold across a seamless palate. No doubt it will go through cycles of being open and closed throughout its lifespan, but it would be a mistake to simply order a case, put it into storage and forget about it without trying one first and swooning over the sheer lusciousness and youthful complexity.
Rated 99/100 James Suckling
Rated 97/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 96+/100 Jeb Dunnuck

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