Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2015

$64.99

96 Points - limited release                                 One of the top-rated Chateauneufs from the vintage - limited.  96 points Robert Parker:  "Bottled in late July, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is an amazing effort, especially when one considers the production volume. Loaded with black cherry fruit and cola-like spice, this full-bodied, richly textured wine never seems heavy or warm, while exotic Indian spice notes linger on the finish. It should drink well for at least 20 years.... ...According to Marc Perrin, "2016 has this extra balance that really makes it unique." But I would point out that the 2015s at this historic property are also top notch. The family continues to espouse the use of foudres for most of their wines, feeling, says Marc, "We have high levels of tannins already." If you count all of the holdings outside Châteauneuf, the family owns probably the single largest vineyard estate in the Southern Rhône, with 350 hectares being farmed organically. Those other estates appear under the Famille Perrin heading."  

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Ratings on Delectable

Sam Shepard

Mourning my fantasy football loss with this nice wine. Really energetic fruit

Mourning my fantasy football loss with this nice wine. Really energetic fruit

9.2

Clive McNish

Time for something great from France. Young but really enjoyable. Dark fruit, coffee, plum and tea, surprisingly soft tannins but you know this has serious ageing potential. Much more restrained than the California stuff but with an elegance and depth. Certainly one to be wiping the dust off and enjoying in 10 years.

Time for something great from France. Young but really enjoyable. Dark fruit, coffee, plum and tea, surprisingly soft tannins but you know this has serious ageing potential. Much more restrained than the California stuff but with an elegance and depth. Certainly one to be wiping the dust off and enjoying in 10 years.

9.3

Chris England

Latest release of Beaucastel @ £45 that’s showing fabulous young & will age wonderfully - just a touch dry at present

Latest release of Beaucastel @ £45 that’s showing fabulous young & will age wonderfully - just a touch dry at present

9.4

Vanessa D

Saddle leather, blackberries, and red fruits - great structure and body.

Saddle leather, blackberries, and red fruits - great structure and body.

9.3

Ben Madonna

Awesome vertical from 2011 through 2015. 2013 was drinking the best. Great time was had trying all five at once.

Awesome vertical from 2011 through 2015. 2013 was drinking the best. Great time was had trying all five at once.

9.5

Willem Booij

Zie je over 10 jaar

Zie je over 10 jaar

9.2

Steve Anderson

Tasting pour at Hospice du Rhône Saturday Grand Tasting. Darren Delmore from Tablas Creek pouring for Beaucastel. So young, hard to judge.

Tasting pour at Hospice du Rhône Saturday Grand Tasting. Darren Delmore from Tablas Creek pouring for Beaucastel. So young, hard to judge.

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