2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Château de Beaucastel

There seems to be a real elegance to the white wines from this vintage; a brilliant balance between rich fleshy stone fruits and finely poised freshness. The aroma here is restrained, youthful and nervy with a hint of nut, quince and crushed white flowers. The palate is waxy with a nut-oil quality alongside beautiful apricot, white peach and pear culminating in an excellent finish layered with rocky minerals.
Lay & Wheeler

Always one of the leading whites in the appellation, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc checks in as a blend of 80% Roussanne (from 40-year-old vines) and the balance Grenache Blanc, Picardan, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Aged 70% in tank and 30% in barrels, it displays terrific notes of white currants, dried pineapple, flowers and salty minerality that flow to a medium to full-bodied, gorgeously textured and rich palate feel. Despite the richness level, it stays lively and fresh, and should drink nicely for 3-4 years. It will, of course, keep longer, but these are notoriously finicky in how they age.
94 points, Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate 31st October 2013

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WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2014 - 2018
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Château de Beaucastel

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