2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape

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  • Beaucastel Has Been on a Terrific Qualitative Roll Over the Last Four Vintages
  • "Superb, Full-Bodied & Powerful" ~96 WA
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About the Wine

Château de Beaucastel is recognized among some of the greatest wine estates in France. This estate has been producing award-winning, impeccable, and elegant CDPs since its early beginnings. 

Located right in the heart of the Rhone Valley, this worldwide recognized winery dates to the 16th century, when in 1549, Pierre de Beaucastel acquired the land. Today, this winery is led by the 5th generation of the Perrin family, Jean-Pierre, François, and their sons. Since its inception, Beaucastel’s mantra remains: “Absolute respect for land and terroir, biodynamic culture as a philosophy of life, the research of truth, balance and elegance.”

This winery comprises more than 300 acres of which 240 are plated with the 13 grapes to produce the emblematic CDP blend. All these vines, of average 50-year-old age, are planted in an extremely blessed terroir, with rolled pebbles on the surface, sand, clay, and limestone deeper down. The vineyard has been managed with sustainable and organic practices since its beginnings, and in 1974 the estate was converted into a fully biodynamic. Decanter Magazine said, “The Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel in Châteauneuf-du-Pape have always been ahead of the curve when it comes to sustainable viticulture.” 

This wine is born in what appears to be an amazing vintage. Decanter said, the best terroirs really shined, producing athletic, elegant wines of intensity and panache.”

Aging: The blend is then aged in oak foudres for a year before being bottled.

Tasting Notes: 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 10% Counoise, Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, 10% Roussanne, 5% Cinsault. The nose is rich and complex but very fresh, with an opulent aromatic bouquet dominated by notes of fresh fruit and spices. Full-bodied, soft, and eminently silky, this very elegant wine reveals a superb, dense structure on the palate, very fine tannins, and gourmet aromas of fresh red fruit, currants, and noble spices. The finish has great length, ample and harmonious. A fruity vintage with great aging potential.

Reviews

~96 Wine Advocate

This is really drinking well. Popped and poured, the wine is soft textured with a wild elegance to its sweet kirsch, garrigue, spice and peppery character. The texture continues gaining a silky feeling and the ripe, sweet, fresh, kirsch fruits linger in the finish. If you have been sitting on your bottles waiting for the moment, this is a good time to pop a cork. ~95 Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider

~94 Jamie Goode

~93 CellarTracker

~93 The Wine Front

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