Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape
Red Wine, 750 mL
|Region :||Southern Rhône|
|Subregion :||Southern Rhône|
|Producer :||Sté Fermière des Vignobles Pierre Perrin|
|Alcohol :||13.5 %|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Grenache Blend|
|Style :||Full-bodied & Smooth|
The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beautiful wine in the vintage, and Marc compares it to the 2012. I'm not sure I agree, but there's no denying the quality in this 2014. Sporting a deep ruby color and terrific notes of blackberries, ground herbs, pepper and Provençal spice, it shows the more forward, charming nature of the vintage and is medium to full-bodied, pure and balanced. Drink it anytime over the coming decade. Drink Date: 2016-2026. Score - 93. (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, Oct. 28, 2016 )
On the nose are red fruits, leather, truffles and musk leading to palate flavours of spices, pepper and licorice.
Aromas of figs, red fruit and cooked meat juices, The mouth is soft and round and full-bodied. Great freshness for this hot vintage. Great ageing potential.
95 points – Anthony Gismondi. There is Châteauneuf and then there is Beaucastel - one of the top ten bottles made in the region of hundreds. A superb, full-bodied red that will hold up for the ages.