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1997 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 93 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    White Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47262-1997-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Aged 20% in barriques, of which half were new barrels, the rest in cuve.
    Aromatic, deeply pitched aromas of peach, straw, honeysuckle and white flowers, plus a complicating petrolly mineral character. Terrific richness and ripeness in the mouth; has a texture bordering on unctuous yet retains very good flavor definition thanks to firm framing acidity. Very complex and long, and not at all hot on the finish. Very strong juice.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 1999
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 1997 Chateauneuf du Pape blanc (now packaged in an attractive heavy antique bottle) is a blend of 80% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc, and 5% diverse white varietals. 1997 was an excellent vintage for white Chateauneuf du Pape, and this wine reveals the bold, fleshy, sappy, full-bodied fruit so evident in the vintage. The 1997 exhibits plenty of honeyed citrus and floral (rose) scents, an unctuous texture, good glycerin, and heady alcohol in the long, luscious finish.
    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

    • 68 bottles owned
    • 16 collectors