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1998 Château de Beaucastel Coudoulet Côtes du Rhône

  • 90 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 48920-1998-750

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Dark ruby. Very light nose. Dusty and sweet palate without anything to draw these elements together. Hot. Falling apart.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    Deep red-ruby. Roasted red and black cherry, mint and Provencal herbs on the nose. Fatter and sweeter than the '99 but showing a bit less verve. Quite large-scaled and impressive for this bottling. Finishes with big, dusty tannins and very good length.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2001
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Supple and delicious, with some mocha-infused and spicy character and plum. The tannins are soft and the wine is balanced. Medium-bodied. Easy finish. 6,665 cases made.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 1998 Coudoulet rouge is dominated by the warmth and glycerin of the Grenache component. A dark ruby/purple color is followed by a jammy, sweet nose of black fruits, pepper, and spice. In the mouth, cherry jam emerges, along with a chewy, long finish. This 1998 will benefit from another 1-2 years of cellaring, and should keep for 12-15 years.
    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

    • 203 bottles owned
    • 36 collectors