Monday, November 23, 2009

Buy Wine 2007 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape On Sale at Gary's Wine NJ Wine Store

Brand: Chateau de Beaucastel
Style: Red Wine
Varietal: Rhone Blend
Region: Southern Rhone
Category: France
Size: 750 ml
Ratings: RP 96 WS 96

Price: $84.84
Reg: $106.99

  • Possibly the best Beaucastel since 1989!
  • Wine Spectator 96 points
  • Robert Parker 96 points
We first tasted the 2007 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape while were in the Rhone Valley in March of this year. We tasted in the cellars at the Chateau. The wine was spectacular and actually somewhat approachable at the time. Rich and concentrated fruit, beautifuly spice, sweet tannins, and structured with a long, long, long finish. The visit and tasting was one of the highlights of our trip.

We also tasted it again recently at our Grand Tasting in October. We couldn't believe how much better it was now then it was when we first tasted it. The tannins were more integrated into the wine and it displayed an amazing elegance for a young Beaucastel. Jon Visser, our French Wine Buyer, thought it was the best young Beaucastel that he's ever had. Possibly as good as the 1989!


Wine Spectator 96 points

Extremely dense, with layer upon layer of melted fig, mulled boysenberry and black currant fruit, all laced with notes of charred mesquite, hoisin sauce and Kenya AA coffee. The long, silky mouthfeel belies the latent power in reserve-and there's a lot of it, with waves of grip driving the finish. Best from 2010 through 2030.

Robert Parker 96 points

Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even better out of bottle than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, buttressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more.

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