2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel
A very impressive 2006, deep in the glass, with steadily emerging aromas of black cherry, blueberry and currant. In addition there is that smoky, almost forest-like aroma that Mourvèdre often brings to bear. Though the fruit seems forward here, there is more backbone than one might expect of the vintage. Mouthfilling, with beautifully ripe fruits and notes of garrigue and even beef stock. This is a rich wine that nonetheless retains its poise and focus. Admirable structure and precision. This will need a little more patience than many this vintage. Another great Beaucastel and a wine which has been compared to the 1988 by the Perrins.
Region & country
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Ready 2011 - 2021