Deep black-ruby colour. Profound aromas of black cherry, cassis, spice, leather and game, with an almost medicinal aspect. Very sweet entry, then firm and closed, almost too hard on the palate. Extremely concentrated on the finish.
WA96 Drink 2012-2037 Beaucastel’s 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape has turned out even better out of bottle than I predicted. An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, buttressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content. It should resolve its tannins in 2-4 years, and last for 25 or more
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 98/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/01/2007
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Rating: 96-98 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 130, January/February 2007 Saturated ruby. Remarkably deep nose combines cherry, raspberry, licorice, smoked meat and mineral notes, all lifted by an intense floral quality. A stunning example of freshness and precision married to power, with deep cassis, bitter cherry and candied licorice flavors enlivened by zesty minerality and framed by firm but harmonious tannins. "This is not about extraction," notes Perr...
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 163 on Feb-06
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage) Rating: 96-98 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 169
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator