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Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2009 / 1.5 L.

SP96RP94ST93ST91+

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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Rhone
District:
Southern Rhone

What's in the Bottle

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Chateau de Beaucastel
Size:
1.5 L.
Vintage:
2009
Item #:
69080
Case:
6 bottles
Status:
New

Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape  2009 / 1.5 L.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

96
96 pts.: Feb 29, 2012

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.

94
94 pts.: 31st Oct 2011

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.

93
93 pts.: Jan/Feb 2012

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.

91
91–93 pts.: Mar/Apr 2011

Deep ruby. Musky aromas of blackberry and spice cake are complemented by suggestions of fennel, pipe tobacco and star anise. Dense, sappy and energetic, with the powerful dark fruit joined by spice and floral qualities in the mouth. A rich but animated wine that finishes with lingering sweetness, smokiness and a hint of licorice.