2009 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 96
  • WA 94
  • NM 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2009 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2012
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... 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 notes adding length and dimension. Best from 2015 through 2026.
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. - Robert Parker
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, September 2011
Tasted at Berry Brothers’ Rhone tasting in London. The 2009 Beaucastel has oodles of ripeness on the nose of the Beaucastel ’09 with macerated black cherries, cassis, menthol and a touch of honey. The palate is... Tasted at Berry Brothers’ Rhone tasting in London. The 2009 Beaucastel has oodles of ripeness on the nose of the Beaucastel ’09 with macerated black cherries, cassis, menthol and a touch of honey. The palate is full-bodied with a vivacious coca-tinged entry, robust tannins and a sharp, tense, melted asphalt finish. Superb.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 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. - Josh Raynolds