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2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 94 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47169-2009-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    (30% each of grenache and mourvedre and 10% each of counoise and syrah, with the balance spread across the other nine permitted varieties): Bright ruby. Perfumed, expressive aromas of red and dark berry preserves, smoky herbs and lavender, with a touch of licorice adding depth. Fleshy and supple in texture, offering intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors lifted by a spicy quality. Shows the richness of the vintage but carries no excess fat. The finish lingers with impressive tenacity and echoes the floral and smoke notes.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    One of the more endowed 2009s, this is packed with dark smoldering cocoa, mesquite, tobacco and roasted fig notes, all inlaid with pure cassis and plum preserves fruit flavors. Long and authoritative on the finish, with singed vanilla bean and tar notes adding length and dimension.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2009 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of their brilliant 1985. It will be one of the rare Beaucastels that is drinkable upon release. Made from this estate's classic blend, it possesses soft tannins as well as a silky, open-knit seductiveness, a dense plum/purple color and a beautiful perfume of smoky Provencal herbs intermixed with grilled steak juices, garrigue, kirsch and blue as well as black fruits. The wine is full-bodied, unctuously textured, and silky smooth (the latter characteristic being somewhat atypical for a young Beaucastel). If it performs like the 1985, it will drink well young and continue to do so for 25 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    This is not the bottled final blend but it's very close to it. 13 varieties including 30% MourvŠdre, 30% Grenache and 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 5% Cinsault. Held back but there is so much waiting to escape. You can feel all those components coming together (I had just tasted theÿ varieties Grenache, Syrah, MourvŠdre, Counoise and Cinsault as separate - non-commerical - bottlings). The brightness of the Grenache, that dry, firm framework and length from the MourvŠdreÿ and the completeness of the blend. Dry, fresh, long and impressive in its embryonic state. Power and finesse. Great length. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2015-2026
    Author: Schoel
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Very good wine. Big powerful fruit on the nose and a great flavor profile.
    Author: Jeffrey M989
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

  • 755 bottles owned
  • 129 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 129 collectors)