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2004 Château de Beaucastel Coudoulet Côtes du Rhône

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CÔTES DU RHÔNE
  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 48920-2004-750

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$26.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($29) Dark ruby. Bright red cherry and plum aromas are deepened by a hint of roasted coffee. Creamy in texture, with supple tannins supporting sweet cherry and dark berry flavors. Finishes warm and velvety.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    An outstanding effort is the 2004 Coudoulet Cotes du Rhone (the same blend as other vintages, 30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 20% Counoise). As I wrote last year, 2004 is a terrific vintage for the estate wines of the Perrin family, and this is a beauty with a gorgeous nose of raspberries, dried herbs, pepper, black cherry, other sweet fruits, and even a hint of truffle. The wine has moderately intense tannins, will probably be better with another 1-2 years of bottle age, and should keep for an uncommonly long time for a Cotes du Rhone, 15 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Burly, with ferrous and game hints leading the way for lavender, hot stone, tar and black fig fruit flavors. The long, ripe, chewy finish shows a hint of mesquite. This could use a little cellaring. 10,830 cases made.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Grenache/Mourvedre/Cinsault/SyrahGood old Coudoulet. Warm, spicy and very charming fruit character, lots of complexity already, and a proudly earthy funk too. Dry, medium bodied, well structured and balanced with just a little warmth on the finish and that generous black fruit mix throughout. One of the Rhone's true bargains, along with Jaboulet's Crozes-Hermitage. (RH) Note my 2006 version articles20080506.html style=margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: underline;>wine of the week - JR
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Excellent, drinking well.
    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Great week night table wine, with enough complexity to match with most meals. Good berry fruit upfront with balanced acidity.
    Drink Dates: 2009-2013
    Author: coachjeff
  • Self | Rating: 88

    On the nose, aromas of cherry, raspberry, vanilla cream, and a curious smell that I could only describe as watermelon were detected. Dry, light, and smooth, the palate exhibited tastes of fennel, licorice root, tea, and what can be described more completely as watermelon rind. Surely, this wine would make a wonderful complement to many types of food.
    Author: Kottabos
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

  • 280 bottles owned
  • 51 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 51 collectors)