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Chateau de Beaucastel Rouge, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 1998

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Chateau de Beaucastel Rouge, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Chateau de Beaucastel Rouge, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
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Château de Beaucastel has been in the hands of the Perrin family for several generations, and continues to be in the top echelon of Southern Rhône producers. For each vintage, they strive to preserve the tradition of producing naturally expressive wines of grandeur. Beaucastel is one of the largest domains in the region with 300 acres of vineyards, planted to all 13 permitted grape varieties of the southern Rhône. Beaucastel is known to produce some of the most ageable wines in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.

The atypically Grenache-dominated 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape is fully mature and gives up tons of kirsch, garrigue, licorice and a touch of gaminess in its full-bodied, layered and ripe personality. More rounded and sexy than most vintages, it has no hard edges, plenty of mid-palate depth and a great finish. I see no reason to delay gratification, but it will certainly hold for 5-10 years.

93 pts Jeb Dunnuck, RobertParker.com, August 2015

That may explain the open-knit, complex notes of tree bark, black cherries, licorice, seaweed, pepper, and floral notes in the 1998 Beaucastel. The wine is medium to full-bodied, has nice, sweet tannins, and is surprisingly open and approachable. This wine has reached the beginning of its plateau of maturity, where it should last for at least a decade or more.

Atypically forward for a wine from Beaucastel, my recollection is that the actual percentage of Grenache, which never exceeds the Mourvedre in their final blend, was much higher in 1998 than in other years.

92pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

This wine has been stored in professional storage until recently.
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256648

Name:

Chateau de Beaucastel Rouge, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Producer:

Famille Perrin

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2 bottles, 75cl each

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None

Wine Colour:

Red

Wine Type:

Still

Country / Region:

France, Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape

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Into Neck (IN)

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Château de Beaucastel has been in the hands of the Perrin family for several generations, and continues to be in the top echelon of Southern Rhône producers. For each vintage, they strive to preserve the tradition of producing naturally expressive wines of grandeur. Beaucastel is one of the largest domains in the region with 300 acres of vineyards, planted to all 13 permitted grape varieties of the southern Rhône. Beaucastel is known to produce some of the most ageable wines in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.

The atypically Grenache-dominated 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape is fully mature and gives up tons of kirsch, garrigue, licorice and a touch of gaminess in its full-bodied, layered and ripe personality. More rounded and sexy than most vintages, it has no hard edges, plenty of mid-palate depth and a great finish. I see no reason to delay gratification, but it will certainly hold for 5-10 years.

93 pts Jeb Dunnuck, RobertParker.com, August 2015

That may explain the open-knit, complex notes of tree bark, black cherries, licorice, seaweed, pepper, and floral notes in the 1998 Beaucastel. The wine is medium to full-bodied, has nice, sweet tannins, and is surprisingly open and approachable. This wine has reached the beginning of its plateau of maturity, where it should last for at least a decade or more.

Atypically forward for a wine from Beaucastel, my recollection is that the actual percentage of Grenache, which never exceeds the Mourvedre in their final blend, was much higher in 1998 than in other years.

92pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

This wine has been stored in professional storage until recently.
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Item Details

Item ID:

256648

Name:

Chateau de Beaucastel Rouge, Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Producer:

Famille Perrin

Quantity / Size:

2 bottles, 75cl each

Bottle Format:

Bottle

Duty Status:

Duty Paid

Wine Packaging

None

Wine Colour:

Red

Wine Type:

Still

Country / Region:

France, Rhone, Chateauneuf du Pape

Fill Level:

Into Neck (IN)

Ended:

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Sent Using Royal Mail, Parcelforce Or APC Tracked And Signed.
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UK Only
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