2010 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WS 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 95

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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
WA 95
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... 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.
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."
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2010