Château de Beaucastel has long been regarded as one of the greatest wines in France. It is notorious for its elegance, balance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir at the Northern limit of Châteauneuf du Pape, exposed to the Mistral wind. All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been organically grown since the sixties.
The 2016 vintage is a young wine of rare quality! Deep ruby in appearance the nose is very fresh, with notes of chocolate. The mouth is round and reveals ripe fruit, soft tannins and good length. Gorgeous acidity and balance.
This wine will benefit from 5-7 years bottle ageing and will cellar well for a couple of decades.
James Suckling - 99 Points
Grape(s): 30% Grenache, 30% Mouvédre, 15% Syrah, plus a mix of the remaining 10 varietals.