2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

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

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Community Tasting Note

  • Double-A wrote: 85 points

    December 10, 2017 - Ruby colour. Fruit-centric, dark berry nose. Med-full-bodied palate; dark, ripe berry finish.

    *sampled from 375mL bottle as a vertical tasting: 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2012

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  • Crunge commented:

    12/18/17, 11:20 AM - How did this compare to others in the vertical? Do you think it can improve with age?

  • Double-A commented:

    12/18/17, 6:56 PM - The 2012 hasn't made much of a move from my assessment in 2014, so my guess is that it will continue to take its time to evolve and maybe in 10 years or so present like the 2000 today.
    As for improvement, that will depend on your preferences. I don't think that vintage is much worthy of the investment, but to another at our table, he preferred the dense, youthful flavour of the 2012 over all others poured that day. (I'd rather three bottles of the Coudoulet for mid-term cellaring)

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