Thursday, December 10, 2020
Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 2018
Another stunning edition of Chateau Beaucastel should arrive Friday!
2018 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge....$75.98
Another in a string of top vintages, Beaucastel's 2018 Chateauneuf 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.
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate