Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

$69.99

A tremendous effort... I tasted a preliminary blend that Marc Perrin said represented 80% of the wine, and it showed ridiculous floral and fresh aromas of licorice, lavender and spice, all backed by tremendous fruit that went beyond black and red and into hints of exotic stone fruit. The final blend will likely contain more than 10% Counoise, the highest proportion ever utilized at the estate. It's rich and concentrated yet silky and lithe, with a fantastically long, elegant finish. Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

This is now the second time in the past ten months I’ve had the chance to visit the 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel. Just as good as the first time I tried it, the 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel Rouge is a nothing short of a scintillating wine from this historic estate. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre with Counoise, this comes off as a touch more heady than most vintages with layers of ripe boysenberry and black cherry with dried thyme alongside lovely savory tones and salty, stony terroir. The length here is quite impressive, as is the soft texture and bright acidity that brings you back to the glass for more. Wonderfully seductive in its youth, this has two decades of life in front of it. Drink 2022-2038- 95

This is now the second time in the past ten months I’ve had the chance to visit the 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel. Just as good as the first time I tried it, the 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel Rouge is a nothing short of a scintillating wine from this historic estate. A blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre with Counoise, this comes off as a touch more heady than most vintages with layers of ripe boysenberry and black cherry with dried thyme alongside lovely savory tones and salty, stony terroir. The length here is quite impressive, as is the soft texture and bright acidity that brings you back to the glass for more. Wonderfully seductive in its youth, this has two decades of life in front of it. Drink 2022-2038- 95

9.5

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The thrilling 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape is a scintillating new wine by Marc Perrin. The final blend is 30% both Grenache and Mourvedre, 10% Counoise, 10% to varietals Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne and 5% Cinsault. Needing a one hour decant to be fully aroused, the 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel shows nice stony and smoky tones with green olive tapenade, huckleberry, herbs de Provence, and shades of Umami. The palate shows amazing freshness and astringency, with a seamless texture and marvelous mouthfeel. Rich black fruits mingle with shades of saline dusted red currants, Kalmata olive tapenade, bulls blood, smoked pork shoulder and menthol tones that all sing in harmony on the palate. Lively, with a great veil of tension and showing great weight, this beautiful wine is only an infant at this juncture and will provide drinking enjoyment for decades to come. Drink 2020-2038- 95

The thrilling 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape is a scintillating new wine by Marc Perrin. The final blend is 30% both Grenache and Mourvedre, 10% Counoise, 10% to varietals Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne and 5% Cinsault. Needing a one hour decant to be fully aroused, the 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel shows nice stony and smoky tones with green olive tapenade, huckleberry, herbs de Provence, and shades of Umami. The palate shows amazing freshness and astringency, with a seamless texture and marvelous mouthfeel. Rich black fruits mingle with shades of saline dusted red currants, Kalmata olive tapenade, bulls blood, smoked pork shoulder and menthol tones that all sing in harmony on the palate. Lively, with a great veil of tension and showing great weight, this beautiful wine is only an infant at this juncture and will provide drinking enjoyment for decades to come. Drink 2020-2038- 95

9.5

Paul K

I crushed the pork chops tonight. The wine brought it as well.

I crushed the pork chops tonight. The wine brought it as well.

9.5

Willeen

Full bodied long lasting blackberry. Can age for 5 + more years

Full bodied long lasting blackberry. Can age for 5 + more years

9.7

Scott Soren

So, i over rated this knowing that it will get there. I know. It’s WAY too young, but i wanted to try. I love Mourvèdre, and this would be my pick of i could only ever pick one French wine. It took over an hour for the nose to develop. Tannins are tight as expected, but this bomb of a blend kills it. All kinds of red and black fruit, leave you wanting more. I love this

So, i over rated this knowing that it will get there. I know. It’s WAY too young, but i wanted to try. I love Mourvèdre, and this would be my pick of i could only ever pick one French wine. It took over an hour for the nose to develop. Tannins are tight as expected, but this bomb of a blend kills it. All kinds of red and black fruit, leave you wanting more. I love this

9.5

Jeff Manuel

Wife’s favorite on our anniversary...glad she doesn’t like shitty wine

Wife’s favorite on our anniversary...glad she doesn’t like shitty wine

9.3

David Wanek

Really enjoyable and very drinkable early.

Really enjoyable and very drinkable early.

9.4

Paul K

Yum!!

Yum!!

9.3

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