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2005 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateuneuf-du-Pape
Varietal: Grenache
Vintage: 2005
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating:  96 WS
Quantity: Out of Stock
Price: $109.99
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Cotes du Rhone is an appellation that includes, among other inner appellations, Hermitage and Chateauneuf-Du-Pape. Château de Beaucastel is located in sunny, warm Southern Rhone where Grenache (not Syrah) is typically the most important varietal and blends (not single varietals) prevail. The soil is limestone covered with alpine diluvium (a.k.a. large pebbles) that retain the day's heat and disperse it at night. The area is best known for its spicy red wines (although the white wines are quite nice too). Chateau de Beaucastel is one of the top producers within Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It dates back to Noble Pierre de Beaucastel`s 1549 purchase of vineyards and is run by his heirs to this day. The vineyards are in a relatively dry area, so the roots of the 50+ year old vines run deep and produce intensely flavored fruit. Three generations have worked toward making the Châteauneuf-du-Pape as pure an expression of the area and grapes as possible. All 13 permitted varietals are used. The wine is aged in large oak barrels for a year, bottled, and then cellar aged another year. "The 2005 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape, which is the standard blend of 40% Mourvedre, 40% Grenache, and the rest Syrah, Counoise, and the other permitted red varietals, exhibits a deep purple color and a sweet nose of blackberry, licorice, pepper, Chinese black tea, and considerable spice box and truffle. The wine is medium to full-bodied, and has terrific weight, richness, and moderately high tannins and crisp acidity. Like most 2005s in Chateauneuf du Pape, there is weight, power, richness, but also lots of vibrancy and delineation because of the fresh acids. This wine will require patience, and 4-5 years of cellaring is recommended, perhaps even longer. It will keep for 20+ years." Wine Advocate rated 94. Also, Wine Spectator rated 96.