Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2018 - Wine & Liquor Warehouse
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2018
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Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2018

  • jd94-96+
  • v92-94

750ml
$79.99

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The 2018 vintage is characterised by exceptional weather conditions. Flowering took place in the best possible conditions, with a historically abundant grape output. A few rainy episodes at the end of the spring complicated things a little with an attack of mildew, but the good weather then settled down until harvest, which took place under idyllic conditions. The wines are beautiful.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94-96+

The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape has slightly less Grenache than normal (10%) and has a Mourvèdre-dominated bouquet of blue fruits, crushed violets, charred meats, and a distinct minerality. This was a challenging vintage, particularly for Grenache, yet this estate has produced a brilliant wine that has medium to full body, a layered, deep, concentrated mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a gorgeous finish. As with most 2018s, it's going to have plenty of upfront appeal, yet I suspect it will also age gracefully.

August 16, 2019
Vinous
  • v92-94

Deep ruby-red. Ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur and hints of garrigue, smoked meat and potpourri on the mineral-accented nose. Palate-staining black currant and cherry pie flavors show excellent clarity, chewy texture and a hint of spicecake that builds as the wine opens up. The energetic, impressively long finish repeats the floral and dark fruit notes, and youthfully chewy tannins add shape and solid closing grip.

Josh Raynolds, December 2019