2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel

2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel

The 2017 Beaucastel is a brilliant iteration of this legendary wine. Bold and intense, but with savouriness and dancing acidity, it's a beautifully balanced wine. A demonstration of why Beaucastel is a wine to buy every year.

Critic score
96/100 info

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Wine details

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2021 - 2035info
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV

Tasting notes

A tremendous effort, might Beaucastel's 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape outshine even the 2016? I tasted a preliminary blend that Marc Perrin said represented 80% of the wine, and it showed ridiculous floral and fresh aromas of licorice, lavender and spice, all backed by tremendous fruit that went beyond black and red and into hints of exotic stone fruit. The final blend will likely contain more than 10% Counoise, the highest proportion ever utilized at the estate. It's rich and concentrated yet silky and lithe, with a fantastically long, elegant finish.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (August 2018)

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