2012 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • VN 92
  • JR 91

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2013
Always one of the leading whites in the appellation, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc checks in as a blend of 80% Roussanne (from 40-year-old vines) and the balance Grenache Blanc, Picardan, Clairette and Bourboulenc... Always one of the leading whites in the appellation, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc checks in as a blend of 80% Roussanne (from 40-year-old vines) and the balance Grenache Blanc, Picardan, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Aged 70% in tank and 30% in barrels, it displays terrific notes of white currants, dried pineapple, flowers and salty minerality that flow to a medium to full-bodied, gorgeously textured and rich palate feel. Despite the richness level, it stays lively and fresh, and should drink nicely for 3-4 years. It will, of course, keep longer, but these are notoriously finicky in how they age. Drink now-2018+. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 93
Wine Spectator, August 2014
Offers a high-pitched feel, with honeysuckle, chamomile and talc notes quickly followed by melon rind, yellow apple and star fruit flavors. The finish shows more depth, featuring hints of brioche and macadamia nut that... Offers a high-pitched feel, with honeysuckle, chamomile and talc notes quickly followed by melon rind, yellow apple and star fruit flavors. The finish shows more depth, featuring hints of brioche and macadamia nut that should develop with time, revealing a buried salted butter accent. Best from 2015 through 2025. – JM
VN 92
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
Brilliant yellow. Powerful aromas of dried citrus and pit fruits, pear skin, melon and honey; smoky mineral and floral nuances build with air. Pliant, palate-staining pit fruit and orchard fruit flavors are lifted and... Brilliant yellow. Powerful aromas of dried citrus and pit fruits, pear skin, melon and honey; smoky mineral and floral nuances build with air. Pliant, palate-staining pit fruit and orchard fruit flavors are lifted and sharpened by a suggestion of bitter citrus pith. Shows impressive depth as well as vivacity, finishing on a very persistent mineral note and with excellent cling. -- Josh Raynolds
JR 91
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2013
Pale gold. Attractively savoury edge (compared with the Coudoulet Blanc that seems so sweet). Very round and beguiling – quite unlike any other wine I can think of. Honey and lime blossom. Rich yet with some lift and... Pale gold. Attractively savoury edge (compared with the Coudoulet Blanc that seems so sweet). Very round and beguiling – quite unlike any other wine I can think of. Honey and lime blossom. Rich yet with some lift and refreshment too. Great stuff! 17.5/20
Color & Type White
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork