2001 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend
2001 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape
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International Wine Cellar | 92+

($75) Bright ruby-red. Liqueur-like raspberry, licorice and a medicinal quality on the nose. Then quite backward in the mouth, with very primary dark berry and black cherry flavors hinting at great ripeness. Quite primary today and less animal than usual for a young Beaucastel. Elegant, slow-building finish features fine-grained tannins and excellent grip.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 112

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Wine Advocate | 96

Beaucastel has been on a terrific qualitative roll over the last four vintages, and the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape (which Francois Perrin feels is similar to the 1990, although I don't see that as of yet) is a 15,000-case blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance split among the other permitted varietals of the appellation. This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years.

Drink Dates: 2008-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 151

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Wine Spectator | 91

Ripe and fleshy, with lots of black cherry, plum, anise and tar flavors riding along a succulent palate. Sweet and velvety on the finish; this is drinkable now but will age easily. 5,000 cases imported.

Drink Dates: 2004-2011
Author: James Molesworth


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Score: 92
Author: Jimmy
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 12/24/2012

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Score: 89
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/25/2012

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Score: 95
Author: wineangelo
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/16/2011

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Author: Ned G142
Trust Rating: 67
Tasted On: 01/03/2011
Drink Dates:
very good but a bit harsh

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Score: 92
Author: Billy the Kid
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 10/27/2010

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More Vintages and Sizes of Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape:

2005 (3.0L)
2005 (750ml)
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