2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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  • JonnyG wrote: 89 points

    May 21, 2015 - A Pre-Birthday Dinner with the Guys (SY Kitchen, Santa Ynez Valley): More or less consistent with my last note, this wine continues to come off as one-dimensional and a bit uninspiring. A ripe strawberry nose; unobjectionable on the palate, but no nuance or texture yet. Maybe with some age after it goes to sleep?

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  • centvins commented:

    5/22/15, 2:59 PM - maybe you just have to wait for another 5 years at least.
    You should try a botle of 2001, if possible, and see the possitive difference time will give.

  • JonnyG commented:

    5/22/15, 3:16 PM - Centvins, you may not how right you are -- below my 95 point rating for the '01: "Popped & poured by a keen eyed guest who spied it in the rack and "needed it" with the steak, I was blown away by the depth and complexity of this wine, the first of my 2001's I've opened. The reviews are much more mixed than I'd expect, but I found this to be gracious, complex and very, very rewarding. Dark red in color with a barnyard nose: leather, pepper, garrique, herbs -- dirty. Silky textured waves of earthy flavors and that Mourvedre texture in the mouth. Long, satisfying finish. Can you discern that I loved this?" Many thanks!

  • centvins commented:

    5/24/15, 1:56 PM - lucky enough I still have 6 bottles
    Thank you for your comment. Very understandable

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