Chateau de Beaucastel 2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 3L

Chateau de Beaucastel 2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 3L

Region: Rhone, France

Blend: 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 20% Cinsaut 



The Chateau de Beaucastel 2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a wine of remarkable depth and character. Its color is a deep, garnet red, hinting at the richness to come. On the nose, it unveils a complex array of aromas, with ripe dark fruit notes taking center stage - think blackberry and cherry - complemented by hints of dried herbs, garrigue, and a touch of earthiness. This aromatic symphony is the prelude to a palate that is equally captivating. Here, the wine showcases a full-bodied, velvety texture, with well-integrated tannins providing structure. The flavors resonate with dark fruit, plum, and blackcurrant, interwoven with nuances of spices and a subtle minerality. As the tasting journey reaches its conclusion, the finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering impression of the wine's exceptional depth and balance. The 2009 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a testament to the terroir and the expertise of the Perrin family, offering a drinking experience that is both opulent and harmonious.

Robert Parker - 94 Points

"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."

Antonio Galloni - 93 Points

"(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."