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Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 2018 (750ML)

$82.89
SKU:
BEAUCASTB8B
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Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Chateauneuf Du Pape
Region:
Southern Rhone
Format:
750ML
ABV:
14.5%
Stock Status:
In Stock

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

95 DE / 95-97 WA / 94-96+ JD / 17.5 JR

A tight and compelling tannic structure, muscular and knitted down at this stage, rich and concentrated with blackberries and olive paste. Needs a few years, but already you can discern the floral aromatics that overlay the core, and this is going to evolve into a beautiful Beaucastel. Organic. Blend completed by 10% Counoise, 10% blend of Vaccarese, Terret Noir, Muscardin Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan Bouroulence, plus 10% Roussanne and 5% Cinsault. - Jane Anson, Decanter

Another in a string of top vintages, Beaucastel's 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape was produced from Grenache yields of only eight hectoliters per hectare ("normal" is about 28 hectoliters per hectare, according to Marc Perrin). The final blend I was shown is almost candied in its fruity intensity of raspberries and cherries, yet it has a potent underpinning of more savory elements, like tapenade, grilled meat and dried spices. Full-bodied, with fine, silky tannins, this shows tremendous length, reverberating with hints of crushed stone on the finish. - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate

The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape has slightly less Grenache than normal (10%) and has a Mourvèdre-dominated bouquet of blue fruits, crushed violets, charred meats, and a distinct minerality. This was a challenging vintage, particularly for Grenache, yet this estate has produced a brilliant wine that has medium to full body, a layered, deep, concentrated mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a gorgeous finish. As with most 2018s, it’s going to have plenty of upfront appeal, yet I suspect it will also age gracefully. - Jeb Dunnuck

Tank sample. Raspberry and redcurrant, milk chocolate, really juicy and effusive. Front-loaded with fruit right now, but it has the structure and density to last. Another classic, and perhaps not as strong as the 2017 but still one of the best of the vintage. Richard Hemming MW, Jancis Robinson .com

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