2009 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • RR 96
  • WS 96
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • JR 93

Reviews for 2009 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

RR 96
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
The 2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape had just been bottled at the time of the tasting but you wouldn't know it by tasting it. A blend of 30% Mourvèdre 30% Grenache 10% Syrah 10% Counoise and 20% assorted... The 2009 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape had just been bottled at the time of the tasting but you wouldn't know it by tasting it. A blend of 30% Mourvèdre 30% Grenache 10% Syrah 10% Counoise and 20% assorted varieties the wine delivers a superb aromatic display of kirsch and black cherry-like fruits to go with a solid dose of underlying meat truffle earth and leather. Full-bodied and gorgeously concentrated through the middle with fleshy ripe fruit good acidity and an abundance of structure this will ideally be left alone for 7-8 years and then consumed over the following two decades.
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
One of the more endowed 2009s this is packed with dark smoldering cocoa mesquite tobacco and roasted fig notes all inlaid with pure cassis and plum preserves fruit flavors. Long and authoritative on the finish with singed... One of the more endowed 2009s this is packed with dark smoldering cocoa mesquite tobacco and roasted fig notes all inlaid with pure cassis and plum preserves fruit flavors. Long and authoritative on the finish with singed vanilla bean and tar adding length and dimension. Best from 2015 through 2026. From France.-J.M.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The 2009 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of their brilliant 1985. It will be one of the rare Beaucastels that is drinkable upon release. Made from this estate's classic blend it possesses soft tannins as... The 2009 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is reminiscent of their brilliant 1985. It will be one of the rare Beaucastels that is drinkable upon release. Made from this estate's classic blend it possesses soft tannins as well as a silky open-knit seductiveness a dense plum/purple color and a beautiful perfume of smoky Provencal herbs intermixed with grilled steak juices garrigue kirsch and blue as well as black fruits. The wine is full-bodied unctuously textured and silky smooth (the latter characteristic being somewhat atypical for a young Beaucastel). If it performs like the 1985 it will drink well young and continue to do so for 25 or more years.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2012
Bright ruby. Perfumed expressive aromas of red and dark berry preserves smoky herbs and lavender with a touch of licorice adding depth. Fleshy and supple in texture offering intense black raspberry and bitter cherry... Bright ruby. Perfumed expressive aromas of red and dark berry preserves smoky herbs and lavender with a touch of licorice adding depth. Fleshy and supple in texture offering intense black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors lifted by a spicy quality. Shows the richness of the vintage but carries no excess fat. The finish lingers with impressive tenacity and echoes the floral and smoke notes.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2010
This is not the bottled final blend but it's very close to it. 13 varieties including 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache and 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 5% Cinsault. Held back but there is so much waiting to escape. You can feel... This is not the bottled final blend but it's very close to it. 13 varieties including 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache and 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 5% Cinsault. Held back but there is so much waiting to escape. You can feel all those components coming together (I had just tasted the varieties Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Counoise and Cinsault as separate - non-commerical - bottlings). The brightness of the Grenache, that dry, firm framework and length from the Mourvèdre and the completeness of the blend. Dry, fresh, long and impressive in its embryonic state. Power and finesse. Great length. 18/20 (JH)
JJB 93
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
30% grenache 30% mourvedre 10% syrah 10% counoise 10% other varietals. Darkly colored red with a barely opaque core. Subtle scents of fresh mushroom and spice can be coaxed out with time from the closed and reserved... 30% grenache 30% mourvedre 10% syrah 10% counoise 10% other varietals. Darkly colored red with a barely opaque core. Subtle scents of fresh mushroom and spice can be coaxed out with time from the closed and reserved bouquet. The palate at this point is focused and compact favoring firmness over plushness. Hints of herbs and dried cherry crisp and crunchy are noted on the elegantly presented palate. A bit tangy on the finish thanks to the noticeable acidity textural tannins complete the experience. Needs a few years to unfurl should be best in 12-15 years.