Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 2004 HALF 37.5cl

£58.95

Red, Rhone,  France

In stock

Description

Chateau de Beaucastel has long been regarded as one of the greatest wines in France, and it’s a pleasure to be able to sell this mature vintage of their iconic Chateauneuf-du-Pape, almost two decades old. The 2004 red is a blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 15% Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, then 10% Counoise, 10% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault (a textboook blend from this estate). While mature, it has a lush, fruity mid-palate with hints of fresh red fruit as well as some currant, fig and tea leaf complexity. A mellow, smooth-textured wine with layers of flavour, a great wine to sip over the evening as it unfurls in the glass. Try with lamp chops or roast beef for a foodmatch, but it is marvellous on its own! 14.5%.

 

Chateau Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir to the North of Châteauneuf du Pape, exposed to the Mistral wind. All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been organically grown since the sixties. It’s also one of the oldest estates in the appellation dating all the way back to 1549. Pierre de Beaucastel purchased the original parcel of vineyard land for the family in the Coudoulet appellation of Southern Rhone. Beaucastel was then acquired by Pierre Tramier in 1909 who passed it down to his son-in-law who today, the fourth generation in the family continues the tradition of Beaucastel, with its notorious style, balance, and great ageing potential.

 

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Additional information

Vintage

2004

Wine Region

Rhone

Country of Origin

Grape Variety

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Style

Red

Alcohol

14.5% ABV

Bottle Size

Half Bottle (37.5cl)

Closure

Cork