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Community Tasting Notes (40) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • Agree with many of the notes about having an early drinking window. Off the bat, ready to go notes of blackberries, bbq spice, underbrush and some graphite. Mouth coating smooth entry, some underlying tannin and spice on the palate. Really nice and ready to go. Likely to improve some with time, but ready to go tonight after pouring through a vinturi into a decanter, then consumed over an hour.

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  • Very primal and young at this stage. Lots for graphite, chalk, herbs, dark fruit, dry desert air, mineral and lavender. Will hold on to my 750 for as long as I can.

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  • From a half, drunk over two days. Rich and opulent bouquet of plum, muddled raspberry, mulberry, cranberry, rhubarb, spring flowers, fresh cracked peppercorn, lavender, herbs, garrigue, smoked charcuterie, rust, and minerals. The attack features a drenching, viscous juiciness with garrigue and pepper accents. The expansive middle coats the entire palate with fruit, earth, and mineral elements. The mouth-watering back features loads of fruit tannin and sturdy grip. The bold finish does not quit.

    The most fruit forward and open Beaucastel I have tasted, backed by ample earth and minerality, and it all works nicely! I expected this wine might have been in Beaucastel's typical dumb phase; it was not and I am not sure that this vintage will enter one. I suspect that this will not be particularly long lived vintage. It will likely develop complexities over the next two to four years and it should last hold through 2025. 93-94.

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  • I recommend a 3-hour decant. Wouldn't necessarily buy again. It's good, but methinks you can have better qpr in CdP.
    From half bottle.

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    January/February 2014, IWC Issue #172, (See more on Vinous...)

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