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    Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
    Rhone Red Blends - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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    • WS96
    • RP94
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    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Spectator, 94 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Item no. 93686

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A very dark ruby color with purple tinges. Intense aromas of ripe fruit, blackberry jam, spices and a hint of liquorice. The mouth is expressive and full bodied, well balanced between fruit and tannins

    Critical Acclaim:

    #8 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

    Really dense and locked up now, this is packed with dark fig, currant and blackberry fruit shrouded by layers of tar, hot stone, bittersweet licorice and espresso. The long, dense finish has a great tug of iron buried within it. Best from 2011 through 2030.

    96 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2005 Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a wine that probably needs 7-10 years of bottle age. Possibly the most backward and closed Beaucastel made since the 1995, the wine has very high tannins, seems totally closed aromatically, but in the mouth is a weighty wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color and tight aromatics consisting of new saddle leather, porcini, meat juices, licorice, tar, and black fruits. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, very tannic, and structured in a dramatically masculine, ageworthy style. This is one for the younger generation or those with considerable patience. I can't see it being close to drinkable before 2014 and lasting up to 30 or more years.

    94 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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