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Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2012 (750ML)

$69.99
SKU:
BEAUCASTB2B
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Vintage:
2012
Appellation:
Chateauneuf Du Pape
Format:
750ML
Stock Status:
Pre-Arrival

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

96 WA / 95 WS / 18 JR

What I think might end up being the best Beaucastel since the 1990 or 2001, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape offers a full-bodied, decadent style to go with awesome black and blue fruits, garrigue, licorice, crushed flowers and violets. The purity here is truly something, and it has fabulous mid-palate concentration, building tannin and massive texture. Given all of the fruit and texture here, it will no doubt drink well in its youth, but it should still be alive and kicking after two decades as well. - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate

Warm raspberry and boysenberry confiture aromas and flavors are dominant in this lush, inviting style, but there's plenty of dried star anise, bay leaf, licorice root, worn leather and roasted juniper notes to fill out the chorus. The finish turns youthfully grippy, with a tarry edge holding sway and adding serious length. Try now, but cellar for maximum effect. Best from 2018 through 2030. 8,350 cases made. –JM, Wine Spectator

Pre-assemblage. Very dark crimson. Vibrant colour is almost black. Black olives and smoked bacon. Extremely vibrant on the nose too. Luscious ripe fruit on the front palate almost completely covers the tannins. Really quite remarkable. What a different wine from the 2011! Sumptuous. - Jancis Robinson

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