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    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2008
    Rhone Red Blends - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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    • ST91
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 107526

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2005 vintage of this wine was ranked #8 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 2008

    The color is a deep red. The nose has a complex range of aromas, including red berry fruit, leather, truffles and musk. Flavors revolve around pepper, licorice and other spices.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Ripe and very sleek, with a dense core of cassis, blackberry and anise framed by violet and spice. The long finish drips with juicy fruit and subtle toast, with a flash of iron boding well for cellaring. Shows great freshness and balance for the vintage. Drink now through 2024.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Vivid ruby. Enticing aromas of raspberry, dried flowers and spice cake. Sweet and penetrating, offering sappy flavors of red and dark berries, candied flowers and chewing tobacco. Combines depth and juiciness smoothly, finishing with gentle grip and persistent florality.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2008 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the few outstanding wines produced in this vintage. More evolved than Beaucastel’s wines tend to be, it reveals a healthy dark plum/ruby color, notes of licorice, meat juices, smoked game, black currants and garrigue, medium to full body, silky tannins, good freshness, surprising depth for the vintage and a long finish. Drink it over the next decade.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    ShrinkMe (12/14/2011)
    I had an older bottle of this in 2004 and LOVED it. It was one of the bottles that truly inspired me to delve more deeply into wine appreciation, and also came to represent feelings of love to me. This vintage, however, was anything but inspiring, or even meaningful commemoration of the original experience.
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    adamsgoddess (3/30/2013)

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