2006 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

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

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Community Tasting Note

  • ProfAvi Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 28, 2018 - My first bottle from a 6 bottle case. Bought EP and stored at the Wine Society until earlier this year.
    Shepherds Pie in the oven so thought i'd pop one to go with it.
    I poured the dregs in a glass for a quick assessment.
    It smelled of compost. I think this is what others have called brett.
    As I was gasping, poured the first glass after only 30 mins.
    Very attractive deep garnet at the core with little fading, until a faint pink rim.
    Brett gone, replaced with notes of sweet red fruits. Rich, deep and savoury mouthfeel, dried fruits and spice, with well integrated tannins and good acidity on the finish.
    After 3 hours in the decanter, and having now eaten the Shepherds Pie, muted nose gives way to a flood of bramble fruit, with the nip of acidity on the aftertaste, keeping everything in check.
    Prefer the 2004.

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