(From 2012 Vintage) While not the most structured vintage of Beaucastel, this is a full-bodied, creamy textured rendering of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Finely detailed notes of plum, thyme and leather mark the nose, while the flavors are ripe almost to the point of jamminess. Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, Note : 93/100, 2016-05-01 Opaque ruby. Deep-pitched black and blue fruit liqueur aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice and cola. Broad, sweet and fleshy, offering concentrated blackberry and boysenberry flavors enlivened by juicy acidity and a peppery spice nuance. Tightens up slowly on the youthfully tannic, focused finish, which clings with resonating spiciness and outstanding tenacity.
Really dense and locked up now this is packed with dark fig currant and blackberry fruit shrouded by layers of tar hot stone bittersweet licorice and espresso. The long dense finish has a great tug of iron buried within it. Best from 2011 through 2030. 96 Points Wine Spectator
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014
Wine Spectator(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/09/2015
Wine Spectator(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/2009
Wine Advocate(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 10/07
Wine Spectator(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator