2017 Chateau de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape - 1 Magnum (1.5L)

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2017 Chateau de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape - 1 Magnum (1.5L)
Red wine - France - 95/100 points, Wine Spectator

1 magnum (1.5 L) bottle of Chateau de Beaucastel 2017

95-97/100 Robert Parker
95/100 Wine Spectator
95/100 Decanter

95-97 points Robert Parker
A tremendous effort, might Beaucastel's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape outshine even the 2016? I tasted a preliminary blend that Marc Perrin said represented 80% of the wine, and it showed ridiculous floral and fresh aromas of licorice, lavender and spice, all backed by tremendous fruit that went beyond black and red and into hints of exotic stone fruit. The final blend will likely contain more than 10% Counoise, the highest proportion ever utilized at the estate. It's rich and concentrated yet silky and lithe, with a fantastically long, elegant finish.

95 points Wine Spectator
Outer quote mark A dark and winey style, offering a mix of plum, black currant and black cherry notes, infused with black tea, fruitcake and anise accents. Solidly built, vibrant and energetic from start to finish, this carries copious fruit easily through the lengthy finish.

95 points Decanter
Outer quote mark At Beaucastel the Grenache and Cinsault are fermented in cement while the Syrah and Mourvèdre are fermented in foudre. The result features finely pixellated fruits of the forest on the nose, with a full-bodied but mightily fresh and lively palate. The Mourvèdre element is strong this year, bringing vibrancy and power. It's firmly savoury, very dry and dramatic. A very tannic year has produced a seriously structured Beaucastel for the long term. (10/2018)

Secured shipment with extra insurance.

Lot details
Mixed lot
No
Type
Red wine
Vintage
2017
Producer, Name of wine
Chateau de Beaucastel
Number of bottles
1
Bottle size
Magnum (1.5L)
Country
France
Region
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Label Condition
Fully intact, readable label
Capsule/Cork condition
Fully intact metal capsule
Critic Score
95/100 points, Wine Spectator
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