2006 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

2006 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

Year: 2006
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 95 and Collectible
Wine Advocate: 95
International Wine Cellar: 93
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$89.99
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DESCRIPTION

Wine Spectator, 2009
Powerful, with a round, almost creamy core of blackberry and raspberry fruit all layered with cocoa, sweet toast, mesquite and fig paste. Long and rich through the finish. Still quite primal, with lots in reserve. Best from 2010 through 2030. 7,500 cases imported. 95 points & Collectible
 

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2008
As I stated last year, there is no Hommage a Jacques Perrin in 2006, but Beaucastel's 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet perfume of black truffles, camphor, earth, incense, new saddle leather, and loads of peppery, blackberry, and herb-infused, meaty, black cherry fruit. Deep, full-bodied, and dense, with sweet tannin, this explosively rich Chateauneuf is a stronger effort than the 2005, 2004, or 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028. 95 points.
 

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, January/February 2009
($120) Vivid ruby. Spicy, finely etched red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by fresh lavender, herbs and minerals. The palate offers tangy raspberry and cherry skin flavors, with gentle tannins adding shape. Impressively pure, even delicate, with outstanding finishing clarity and length. This beguiles rather than brutalizes; I underestimated it last year. 93 points.
 


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