Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1996

Chateau Beaucastel 1996 #3

Oxblood red with some evolution at the rim.  Fresh, harmonious, high-toned nose: Provençal herb, cooking spices, game meat, leather, black olive and clean gauze.  Marrowly and elegantly textured on the palate: baked raspberry and strawberry, bacon fat.  Very good acidity.  Tannins are now resolved.  Plenty of grip.  A cool and graceful Beaucastel.  Now à point.  These are in a good place now.  A fine bottle.  Now – 2018.

Check out the back label; this Beaucastel ’96 was imported thru Germany.

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