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Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2012

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

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Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2012

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

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£60.00
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£60.00

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Grape Varietes: Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, Counoise, Misc Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Jean-Pierre Perrin Optimum Drinking: 2019-2035 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 103262 Alcohol: 13.5%
Estate Notes

Château de Beaucastel 2012 was purchased in its original wooden case and comes from an excellent southern Rhône vintage - producing a glut of harmonious wines.

Beaucastel's vineyards are based on the famous rounded stones called galets that were deposited in times when the Rhône river raged as a torrent, tearing fragments of rocks from the Alps onto the plains. The galets soak up the intense heat during the summer ripening months and release it during the evenings. 

The Perrin brothers, the current owners of Beaucastel's 100 hectares, do not use chemical fertilisers, preferring to use a compost made on the property from a mixture of sheep manure and the previous year's pressings (marc) which helps to maintain the soil's own natural equilibrium.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Reviews

“What I think might end up being the best Beaucastel since the 1990 or 2001, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape offers a full-bodied, decadent style to go with awesome black and blue fruits, garrigue, licorice, crushed flowers and violets. The purity here is truly something, and it has fabulous mid-palate concentration, building tannin and massive texture. Given all of the fruit and texture here, it will no doubt drink well in its youth, but it should still be alive and kicking after two decades as well.” eRobertParker.com

"Warm raspberry and boysenberry confiture aromas and flavors are dominant in this lush, inviting style, but there's plenty of dried star anise, bay leaf, licorice root, worn leather and roasted juniper notes to fill out the chorus. The finish turns youthfully grippy, with a tarry edge holding sway and adding serious length. Try now, but cellar for maximum effect." Wine Spectator