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    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009
    Rhone Red Blends - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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    • WS96
    • RP94
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 94 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Great Wine Gift

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 113954

    Winemaker's Notes:

    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:

    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. Best from 2015 through 2026.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    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.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    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.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Fine Vines (4/12/2012)
    Very different Mid-Palate with dark fruit and then an olive/herb/heavy flavor not quite sure about. Of course, being one of only a few Rhones I've had, so, I'd have to say the wine still needs time to develop flavor layers that would be more harmonious. I ended up airating for over 24 hours to bring the fruits out of hiding.
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