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1994 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 93 WA
  • Variety
    White Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47262-1994-375

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 1994 Chateauneuf du Pape blanc is more honeyed and richer than the 1995. It is full-bodied and intense, with gobs of honeyed cherry-like fruit. Structured yet dense, it is a formidable example of Beaucastel's white wine. It will age for 10-15 or more years. This wine was tasted between June 1 and June 16, 1996. Beaucastel represents the highest level of serious, artisanal winemaking, but readers need to keep in mind that Beaucastel is the most atypical wine of Chateauneuf du Pape, so different, it almost deserves its own appellation.
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Chateau Beaucastel, run by the Perrin brothers, is regarded as one of the best estates of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. At 131 hectares of vineyards, it is also one of the largest estates in the region. It is atypical of the appellation in its production techniques. It is one of three estates to produce and vinify all 13 grapes permitted under the regulations of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Also, unlike most estates, Beaucastel prefers to use as much Mourvedre in its blend as Grenache. As one of the first estates to practices organic viticulture, Chateau Beaucastel is often criticized for the influence of Brettanomyces, yeast that may contribute animalistic flavors to the wine. They are also controversial for their vinification practice of rapidly heating the incoming must in order to kill bacteria and extract color and flavor from the skins. After maturation in oak casks, the wine is bottled with light fining and no filtration. The house produces several cuvees, the grand vin known as Chateau Beaucastel. Their other wines include Hommage a Jean Perrin, Chateau Beaucastel Blanc, Roussanne Vieilles Vignes. Good values can be had by their Cotes du Rhone, Coudoulet de Beaucastel and their negociant line under the name Vieille Ferme.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 33 bottles owned
    • 10 collectors