2010 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes

2010 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 97
  • WA 97
  • WS 96
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2010 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes

RR 97
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
A profound white the 100% Roussanne 2010 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Roussanne Vieilles Vignes is more fresh and focused than the traditional blanc (and that's saying something) and delivers... A profound white the 100% Roussanne 2010 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Roussanne Vieilles Vignes is more fresh and focused than the traditional blanc (and that's saying something) and delivers spectacularly pure delineated aromas of fresh peach apricot toasted bread almond paste and serious minerality. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine that is perfectly balanced and possesses a brilliant texture superb focus and clarity and classic finish. Brilliant now this should also age beautifully. Given the general aging curve of these wines I wouldn't hesitate to drink bottles over the coming 3-4 years but after that would hold off until a decade after the vintage. Thrilling stuff and this is a great vintage for Beaucastel. - Jeb Dunnuck
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
The 2010 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes has off-the-charts richness. Keep in mind the elevage here is slightly different as it is aged in one-year-old barrels with a touch of new oak but like its... The 2010 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes has off-the-charts richness. Keep in mind the elevage here is slightly different as it is aged in one-year-old barrels with a touch of new oak but like its sibling no longer undergoes malolactic fermentation. A profound wine with hints of nectarine mango subtle smoke rose petals this sumptuous full-throttle wine has unmistakable minerality a skyscraper-like texture and an amazingly laser-like finish with incredible amounts of glycerin and fruit. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. Although some vintages can last 20-30 years they undergo radical changes in their evolution making it almost impossible to guess where they are in evolutionary terms. 97+ -Robert Parker
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2012
Very rich this cuts a broad swath delivering a remarkably lush yet pure core of papaya mango green melon and green plum fruit all stitched with macadamia nut brioche and honeysuckle notes that chime through the superlong... Very rich this cuts a broad swath delivering a remarkably lush yet pure core of papaya mango green melon and green plum fruit all stitched with macadamia nut brioche and honeysuckle notes that chime through the superlong finish. There's a great buried stony edge. Roussanne. Drink now through 2024. -JM
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Light yellow. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes Meyer lemon pear skin jasmine and minerals. Sappy and penetrating projecting a compelling blend of richness and vivacity. Powerful incisive orchard fruit and candied... Light yellow. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes Meyer lemon pear skin jasmine and minerals. Sappy and penetrating projecting a compelling blend of richness and vivacity. Powerful incisive orchard fruit and candied citrus qualities put on weight with air and pick up a touch of bitter quinine that carries through the very long palate-staining finish. Marc Perrin told me that it's a mistake to associate roussanne exclusively with opulence "because when it's planted on limestone it keeps its freshness. The numbers are low on paper but what's in the glass is bright and contradicts the math and oenologists' predictions."