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2005 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape

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$70.00

Ratings

WA 94+
WS 96

Quick Overview

The red wine of Beaucastel is structured, intense yet lean, partially thanks to the large percentage of Mourvedre - about 30% - in the final blend.

Product Overview

The red wine of Beaucastel is structured, intense yet lean, partially thanks to the large percentage of Mourvedre - about 30% - in the final blend. Its austere tannic backbone and resistance to oxidation help Beaucastel age gracefully. Grenache (30%) contributes a warming sensation of ripe fruit and a velvety feeling in the mouth. Syrah at 10%, and Muscardin and Vaccarese with around 5% each, add colour and spicy aromas while increasing the wines ageing potential. 5% of Cinsault is added for softness and its special bouquet. The remainder is made up of small quantities of the seven other varieties allowed in Chateauneuf du Pape. They add that extra note of graceful complexity which make Chateau de Beaucastel such an extraordinary wine.

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2005
Varietal Rhone Blend
Producer Chateau de Beaucastel
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Color Red
Country France
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Price $70.00

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 94+
The 2005 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is a wine that probably needs 7-10 years of bottle age. Possibly the most backward and closed Beaucastel made since the 1995, the wine has very high tannins, seems totally closed aromatically, but in the mouth is a weighty wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color and tight aromatics consisting of new saddle leather, porcini, meat juices, licorice, tar, and black fruits. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, very tannic, and structured in a dramatically masculine, ageworthy style. This is one for the younger generation or those with considerable patience. I can’t see it being close to drinkable before 2014 and lasting up to 30 or more years.-Robert Parker

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 96
Really dense and locked up now, this is packed with dark fig, currant and blackberry fruit shrouded by layers of tar, hot stone, bittersweet licorice and espresso. The long, dense finish has a great tug of iron buried within it. Best from 2011 through 2030. 15,000 cases made.-JM
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