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2010 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 95 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47169-2010-375-0

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Bright ruby. Sexy, spice- and mineral-accented aromas of red and dark fruit preserves and garrigue . Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, a hint of smokiness and intense minerality. Tannins come on late and are quickly sucked up by this wine's intense fruit. Rich and lively, with excellent finishing clarity and length.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Dark, dense and very closed now, this has a tremendous core of crushed plum, linzer torte and blackberry confiture waiting in reserve. Ample singed cedar and mesquite, warm paving stone and black tea notes lurk in the background and glide through the finish. Features serious grip, but wonderful integration. Should cruise in the cellar.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Interestingly enough, even though many of the 2010 Perrin et Fils selections from the southern Rhone were scheduled to be bottled right after my visit, the 2010 Beaucastel had already been put in bottle. This is a gorgeous wine, a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and the balance the other permitted varietals in the appellation. Deep purple, with loads of bouquet garni, beef blood, blackberry, kirsch, smoke and truffle, this wine is full-bodied, rich and showing even better than it did last year. I still think it needs 3-5 years of cellaring, and it should last for 25-30 years, as most of the top vintages of Beaucastel do.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Tank sample, pre-assemblage. MourvŠdre was especially good in 2010 apparently.Very dense and meaty on the nose. Appetising and no shortage of flesh but no heavy sweetness or alcohol. Really quite racy! Complex. Real lift and line through it. May not reach 14% .
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Hurraerik
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Good depth and body with lots of dark berries.
    Author: Litig8tr
  • Self | Rating:

    Tasted 11/2016, closed, still needs some time
    Drink Dates: 2018-2035
    Author: Jeremy
  • Self | Rating:

    Wine Spectator 96 points. Number 8 2013 Top 100
    Drink Dates: 2016-2035
    Author: tk01
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

  • 1131 bottles owned
  • 154 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 154 collectors)