Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf Du Pape 2008

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$89.95 (711317)

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90 pts
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November 13, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This may not have quite depth of the very best vintages but it is an excellent wine, with classic southern Rhone...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

A really stellar follow-up to the exquisite ’07, the 2008 Château de Beaucastel will not leave collectors...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A particularly floral, raisined and wet-earth-scented expression of Beaucastel, strangely reminiscent of a fine Douro...

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Community Reviews (3)

Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Big smoky, tarry, stewed prune nose. Full bodied. Lots of concentration. Surprisingly open and drinkable right now. (I wonder if these will shut down in soon like CdBs are prone?) Like '02 it was a rainy vintage, I guess this was manipulated to make the most of what they had. Powerful & boozy. Flavours of christmas cake, plum pudding, anise. Good, but a bit overblown for me. '07 is a hard vintage to follow (not to mention the strong '05 and yummy '06). Drink now or lay it down, see what happens. Either way my cellar won't stock this vintage. Wait for the '09s.

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apbarros
apbarros

Not really impressed, the Perrin & Fils Les Sinards is 4 times cheaper and tasted much better than this guy...not sure if I had a problem with the bottle or something like that, but definitely not impressed.

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