• Purple Tooth wrote: 90 points

    October 22, 2021 - Another disappointing Beaucastel. Mid weight, well balanced, slightly woody, yet without anything memorable. If blind, I would have guessed 2010 Haut Medoc....Mehh....Drink, this is not getting better.

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  • soyhead wrote:

    February 21, 2021 - needed time to unfurl. nothing too funky going on here. juicy dark fruited spectrum. good not great

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  • DrBad Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 20, 2021 - Classic tasty Beaucastel with stewed fruits, blueberries, black pepper, garrigue.

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  • greedy wrote: 88 points

    February 20, 2021 - Not very interesting. I hope this gets better with age I still have many balls left

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  • AAJR Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 30, 2021 - Enjoyed over 2 days, notes & scoring from day 2 as the wine was much improved on day 2. Great balance/acidity providing a soft mouthfeel. Flavors of berries, plum, cherries & spice. Nice length as well.

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  • kfrench150 Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 10, 2021 - For some reason I have no prior note on this vintage although I must have tried it before now... decanted for 2 hrs. Medium ruby red with just the beginning of some age showing towards the rim. Comforting and familiar nose of mostly red and some black fruits, cedar, leather, tobacco, some gaminess, lots of garrigue and even a bit of fennel in there. Medium bodied, tart fruit extract, highish acidity, soft tannins and a mouth watering, spicy finish. The flavours are well aligned with the nose. Dusty red and black fruits, freshly cut cedar, leather, tobacco and graphite. No apparent sweetness to the fruit unlike in warmer, drier years. This is a crisp, dry, food-worthy Beaucastel. Lighter on its feet but lovely all the same with decent complexity.

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  • Zweder wrote: 92 points

    September 10, 2020 - Entering its young maturity stage with fresh berry fruits and good garrigue. Beautiful acidity and round tannin. Five more years of ageing should be no problem and the wine will improve over at least the next 3 years.

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  • Winedog1 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 14, 2020 - Lots of black pepper and stewed fruit.

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  • phynes wrote: 92 points

    March 6, 2020 - Classic Beaucastel - came out on top of an informal blind tasting of six wines. Spicey, mid-weight and very smooth. Drinking well now.

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  • elyaz wrote: 89 points

    February 18, 2020 - Oct 2017: Had in a blind tasting with 4 other southern French reds before and with dinner. Notes: dusty nose, lean, complex, garrigues, brett? bite on the back end, pepper, rich, concentrated, red fruit, long. Silky, polished.

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