2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Chateau de Beaucastel (Bottle)

France Rhone South Rhone

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.

£60.00 Bottle
£240.00 per case (6 x Bottle)

2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Chateau de Beaucastel (Bottle)

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.

France Rhone South Rhone
Producer Chateau de Beaucastel
Sub-Region South Rhone
Region Rhone
Country France
Grape Variety Southern Rhone Blend
Vintage 2017
Colour Red
Style Full, Dry, Powerful

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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.

95-97 Points / Drinking 2020 - 2035

By Joe Czerwinski / August 2018

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The full-bodied, dense 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape seems a bit closed at the moment, but Asian five spice powder still brings plenty of complexity and nuance to the rich, dark fruit aromas and flavors. Multidimensional, layered and long, this is another terrific vintage for Beaucastel’s main cuvée, perhaps falling just slightly behind the 2016 and 2018.

93-95 Points / Drinking 2021 - 2035

By Joe Czerwinski / August 2019