- Ch Beaucastel Coudoulet De Beaucastel Rouge 2011 Product #27562 (In Stock)
From the historic Coudoulet vineyard just across the A7 Autoroute from Chateau Beaucastel’s famous Chateauneuf du Pape vineyard, this “Baby Beaucastel” delivers plenty of Chateauneuf “Pop!” at a great, Cotes du Rhone, price. Delicious now, but built to gain complexity and layers of depth over the next 6-10 years in cellar.
“Deep ruby. Pure, floral aromas of red fruits, licorice, lavender and minerals. Dense, sweet and penetrating, boasting strong lift to its sappy raspberry and cherry flavors. Finishes sweet and long, with gentle tannins and a jolt of bitter cherry.”International Wine Cellar 91 points
“The 2011 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet red, a blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and the rest Syrah, Counoise and other permitted varietals, is an overachiever in this vintage, exhibiting a dark ruby/purple color, loads of earthy, peppery, meaty kirsch and raspberry fruit, a hint of tobacco leaf, underbrush and plenty of spice.”Wine Advocate 88-90 points
- Ch Beaucastel Chneuf Du Pape 2010 Product #26496 (In Stock)
Number 8 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2013! - VERY limited.
"Interestingly enough, even though many of the 2010 Perrin et Fils selections from the southern Rhone were scheduled to be bottled right after my visit, the 2010 Beaucastel had already been put in bottle. This is a gorgeous wine, a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and the balance the other permitted varietals in the appellation. Deep purple, with loads of bouquet garni, beef blood, blackberry, kirsch, smoke and truffle, this wine is full-bodied, rich and showing even better than it did last year. I still think it needs 3-5 years of cellaring, and it should last for 25-30 years, as most of the top vintages of Beaucastel do."Wine Advocate 95 points
"Dark, dense and very closed now, this has a tremendous core of crushed plum, linzer torte and blackberry confiture waiting in reserve. Ample singed cedar and mesquite, warm paving stone and black tea notes lurk in the background and glide through the finish. Features serious grip, but wonderful integration. Should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2035."Wine Spectator 96 points
- Ch Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2010 Product #26469 (In Stock)
Complex and very, very, long.
"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc (80% Roussanne and 20% Grenache Blanc vinified in tank) exhibits very good acidity along with a lighter, more delicate style than previous vintages (malolactic is now totally blocked), and restrained orange peel, tangerine oil, white peach, honeysuckle and candle wax notes. This medium to full-bodied, zesty, fresh wine is still backward and unevolved, so cellar it for 1-2 years and drink it over the following 10+."Wine Advocate 90 points
"Juicy up front, with lively star fruit, peach and yellow apple fruit, this turns plush and languid, with alluring grilled hazelnut, sweetened butter and warm piecrust notes filling in on the finish. Sneakily long, thanks to the nicely integrated acidity. Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Picardan, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Drink now through 2015."Wine Spectator 93 points