Fresh sweet strawberries and dark meaty plums, like somebody blended together grenache and mourvedre -- hey, that's exactly what this is! There's also a pretty, sweet herb garrigue note. Juicy with good concentration, not especially structured, not super long but pretty delicious. If more Southern Rhones tasted like this, I'd drink them more often.
A very nice medium bodied Cotes du Rhone. Bright raspberry, black currant and tapenade all come together to generate a complex palate, which is completed with a rich spicy finish. There's excellent balance here, with enough structure and acidity to suggest this will drink nicely for a few more years. Good value at $25. Personally, I like this bright terrior driven style more than many modern ChdP cuvee's that have too much wood or over ripe fruit.
Strawberries and dark chocolate. Full of everything and lacking nothing. Maybe it could do with a bit of age ?? Well, that is a good question, and I am not sure if you will find out from me as I only have 3 more bottles and it's lovely!
This drank fantastic tonight. Much better than my last bottle. The nose was youthful and exhuberant. The palate was soft with great acidity and ample fruit. Glad i have a few bottles left as I suspect this will get even better.
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(Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel) Dark black red violet color; reduction, roasted black fruit, dried berry, anise, garrigue nose; tasty, a little tight, tart berry, tart roasted black fruit, tar, licorice palate; medium-plus finish (30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault) 90+ points
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