(2013 Vintage) The 30 hectares of Coudoulet are located just east of the vineyard of Beaucastel on the other side of the A7 motorway. For reasons that have now become obvious, Coudoulet is often considered the baby Beaucastel. The Coudoulet soil has many similarities to that of Beaucastel. It is made out of Molasse seabed covered by diluvial alpine deposits. These pebbles called “Galets Roulés” play a big role: They take in the heat during the day and let it if off slowly at night which gives a good start to the vines in the Spring.
International Wine CellarRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 130, January/February 2007 ($29) Dark ruby. Bright red cherry and plum aromas are deepened by a hint of roasted coffee. Creamy in texture, with supple tannins supporting sweet cherry and dark berry flavors. Finishes warm and velvety.
Robert ParkerRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 169
Wine SpectatorRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/07