2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

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

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Community Tasting Note

  • Paul S wrote: 93 points

    July 7, 2021 - CDP Night (Song Ling Building): This was delicious. Quite a blockbuster in its youth, it has calmed down quite nicely to evolve into a really delightful mouthful. The nose surprisingly showed more Grenache than Mourvèdre or Syrah, with lifted notes of dark cherries and berries, a touch of violets and gentle spice, and then a lift of dried lavendar and just that hint of garrigue. Very nice indeed. Really nice on the palate too. Fresh, lively, with a good lick of acidity and fine tannins running through clean-cut flavours of black cherries and dark berries laced through with spice, garrigue, dried lavender, and then just that little kiss of licorice around the edges. Lovely finish too, with a kiss of powdery tannins and shades of exotic spice dashed over a bed of sweet plums and black cherries. Very nice indeed, and just starting to drink well. This really does have its best years ahead of it though - I would keep it in the cellar for another 6-8 years for best effect.

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  • srh commented:

    7/11/21, 1:00 PM - Many, MANY thanks for ALL your toil in submitting this LOVELY, *very* detailed TN! 👍 🙂 SHOULD you be interested, I’ve uploaded info for this vintage which you can peruse at your leisure. 😉

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