(From 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.
A deep ruby red colour. The nose evokes aromas of red fruit, blackberries, black cherries and liquorice. In the mouth one finds hints of wild thyme and a finely structured wine that shows very good length.
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014