Chateauneuf du Pape bin soiled label 1998 Chateau de Beaucastel

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Classification Cru Classe
Type Red
Brand Chateau de Beaucastel
Vintage 1998
Country France
Region Rhone
Volume 0,75
Condition perfect
Label Bin stained
Stock 0

Professionele reviews

BOW (8.5)

Een toonbeeld van gerijpte chateauneuf du Pape, van het superdomein Beaucastel; zwarte bessen en vijgen, donkere tonen van leer, aardse tonen en prachtig kruidig. Met 96 punten een absolute topwijn. Nog lang drinkbaar (-2025) maar nu op zijn absolute top. Zie de recensies van Parker en Winespectator. Deze maand van 65 euro voor maar 59 euro.

Parker (96)

This wine performed even better than my high accolades in issue #131 suggested. The 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape is the greatest effort produced since Beaucastel's 1989 and 1990. It reveals more accessibility, no doubt because the final blend included more Grenache than normal. Its dense purple color is followed by sweet aromas of blackberries, licorice, new saddle leather, and earth. There is superb concentration, full body, low acidity, and high tannin, but it is surprisingly drinkable for such a young Beaucastel. Ideally, it needs another 3-4 years of cellaring, and should keep for 25-30 years.

Winespectator / James Suckling (95)

Very youthful, with a juicy blast of red plum and fig fruit flavors on a racy frame, this also has plenty of spice, tar, plum cake and mineral in reserve, as the finish shows more structure and slowly darkens with time in the glass. Only just starting to hit its stride.--1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2027.

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