1997 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 91
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 1997 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 1999
Yields for the 1997 Chateauneuf du Pape were tiny averaging 22 hectoliters per hectare and the wine is one of the most seductive and forward young Beaucastels I have tasted since the 1985. The blend was 35% Mourvedre 30%... Yields for the 1997 Chateauneuf du Pape were tiny averaging 22 hectoliters per hectare and the wine is one of the most seductive and forward young Beaucastels I have tasted since the 1985. The blend was 35% Mourvedre 30% Grenache 10% Counoise 5% Syrah 5% Cinsault and the rest other southern Rhone varietals. The deep ruby color is accompanied by forward attractive aromatics consisting of black raspberries cherries licorice floral and herb scents. The wine is fruit-driven with less structure than usual but luscious cassis licorice and blackberries inundate the palate with no hard edges. A seductive supple-textured medium to full-bodied Beaucastel this wine should drink well young and last for 15 or more years. Importer: Vineyard Brands Birmingham AL; tel. (205) 980-8802</P>
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2000
Good deep ruby-red. Spicy aromas of black cherry and bitter chocolate; the 40% mourvedre component gives this wine unusual freshness for a '97. Silky but bright on the palate with leather and game nuances adding... Good deep ruby-red. Spicy aromas of black cherry and bitter chocolate; the 40% mourvedre component gives this wine unusual freshness for a '97. Silky but bright on the palate with leather and game nuances adding complexity to the black fruit flavors. Brisk finish hints at tree bark and leather. 90 points