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2011 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml
2011 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape

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France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Red / Rhone Blend
2011 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape
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Professional Reviews

IWC
92

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 172

Deep ruby. Dark berries, dried cherry, anise and lavender on the highly perfumed nose. Offers intense cassis and bitter cherry flavors with sexy floral pastille and spicecake nuances. Aeration brings out a smoky quality that carries through the long, smooth, gently tannic finish. There's 40% mourvedre here but I wouldn't have guessed it based on this wine's forward, voluptuous character.

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WA
94

Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck Issue: 209

Reminiscent of a lighter weight 2009, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape offers up a sweet bouquet of spiced black cherries, plum, truffle, saddle leather and underbrush. Coming from tiny yields (which were down 50% from 2010), this medium to full-bodied 2011 is gorgeously textured and has solid mid-palate depth, terrific purity of fruit and ripe tannin. Relatively approachable and enjoyable even now, it should nevertheless evolve gracefully for 15-20 years. Drink 2015-2031.

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