2018 Domaine de Beaurenard Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, September 2019

(90-92 points) In addition to their brilliant Chateauneuf du Papes, this estate makes two terrific Rasteau. Their 2018 Rasteau offers a medium to full-bodied, fruit-forward, balanced style as well as the more blue fruit...
WA 90

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2020

While based in Châteaneuf du Pape, this biodynamically run estate's 2018 Rasteau is a solid alternative for much less money. A blend of 80% Grenache, 17% Syrah and 3% Mourvèdre, it offers scents of sun-warmed stones...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Cotes du Rhone Villages
Sub-appellation Rasteau
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the exquisite 2018 Domaine de Beaurenard Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau. This remarkable red wine hails from the renowned Rhone region in France, specifically the sub-appellation of Rasteau. Domaine de Beaurenard, a highly esteemed producer, has crafted a true gem with this proprietary blend.

As you pour this wine into your glass, its deep, enticing red color captivates the eye. The aromas that waft from the glass are simply mesmerizing. Notes of ripe blue fruits immediately greet the nose, a characteristic that is often found in the exceptional 2018 vintage. As the wine unfolds, layers of pepper, earth, and spice emerge, adding complexity and depth to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2018 Domaine de Beaurenard Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau truly shines. Medium to full-bodied, it displays a beautiful balance between fruit-forward flavors and a harmonious structure. The dominant flavors of black cherries and blackberries dance on the tongue, teasing the senses with their boldness and depth. Sun-warmed stones and hints of garrigue add a touch of the terroir, showcasing the wine's sense of place.

This red beauty is crafted from a blend of 80% Grenache, 17% Syrah, and 3% Mourvèdre grapes. The meticulous biodynamic practices employed by Domaine de Beaurenard shine through, allowing the true essence of the vineyard to be captured in every sip.

Esteemed wine critics have recognized the brilliance of the 2018 Domaine de Beaurenard Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a score of 92 points, praising its fruit-forward style and classic pepper, earth, and spice notes. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also showered it with praise, awarding it a score of 90 points and highlighting its supple texture, bold flavors, and lingering finish.

In conclusion, the 2018 Domaine de Beaurenard Cotes du Rhone Villages Rasteau is an outstanding wine that exemplifies the beauty of the Southern Rhone region. With its fruit-forward character, balanced structure, and complex flavors, it is a true delight for any wine enthusiast. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a hearty meal, this wine is sure to impress and leave a lasting impression.