Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2004

Beaucastel 2004

Ruby. It’s complex, and the flavors have grown tall and fine. Jam and oil essences accented in cherry pit and timut peppercorn notes, tar and musky orchid with subtle cassia, all in a plush texture that only seems yielding but is actually spicy and frisky. The tannins come through and bring a meaty, earthy flourish. Predictably for its vintage, it finishes with more nuances than one can find mineral descriptors for. Now – 2030.

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