Château de Beaucastel 2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape - 92-94pts

Château de Beaucastel 2009 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Rhone Valley) France

Availability: BCLDB Signature stores
Cost: $90
Alcohol: 14.5%
Date Tasted: March 1st, 2012

Tasting Notes: Not quite the powerhouse the 2007 vintage delivered, yet, unmistakable Chateauneuf expression of concentrated, rich dark fruit, warm rock, garrique and tobacco characters. The opulent, ripe fruit is balanced nicely with crisp acidity and presented in the ultra-fine, silky smooth manner we expect from the iconic Château.
The 2009 is tasting quite youthful today and would benefit from a patient slumber in one's cellar - a further 2-3 years should do it. Drink 2014-2025+.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2012

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