Chateauneuf Du Pape 2016 Chateau De Beaucastel

Chateauneuf Du Pape 2016 Chateau De Beaucastel

99
James Suckling
97
Wine Advocate
96
Jeb Dunnuck
96
Decanter Magazine

Perhaps the most famous estate in the entire Rhone Valley Chateau de Beaucastel has a history dating back to the 1500's. In 1903, a young chemical engineer and mathematics professor named Pierre Pe...

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About Chateauneuf Du Pape 2016 Chateau De Beaucastel

Perhaps the most famous estate in the entire Rhone Valley Chateau de Beaucastel has a history dating back to the 1500's. In 1903, a young chemical engineer and mathematics professor named Pierre Perrin, together with his father-in-law, began to restore the domaine following the ravages of phylloxera. His son, Jacques Perrin, took over the domaine in 1953 and introduced many innovations. Today, the third and fourth generations of Perrins, François and Jean-Pierre and Jean-Pierre's sons Pierre, Marc and Thomas, continue in the tradition of their father and grandfather.

The vineyards of Beaucastel are treated as a garden: no chemical fertilizer, no chemical weed killers or sprays are permitted. Organic fertilizer comes from compost and only a minimum of traditional sulphur-copper spray is used in the vineyards. The vineyards are planted in all the traditional grapes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault, Vaccarese, Counoise, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardin, Bourboulenc, Roussanne.

2016 was a monumental vintage for the region as well as for Beaucastel and this wine recived rave reviews all around. The Wine Advocate scored this97 points saying "

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."



and James Suckling scored it 99 points saying "This is a stunning Beaucastel. A classic! Has a superb array of fruit, ranging from red, through to blue, darker purple and black. Nuances of dark, stony minerals, spices, wild flowers and herbs. So fleshy. This has impeccable balance, super-silky tannins and an extraordinarily long finish. This has decades ahead of it. Drink or hold."

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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2012 Tasting Panel
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2012 Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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2012 Wine Advocate
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2012 Wine Spectator
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