Chateau de Beaucastel 1998 Chateauneuf-du-Pape | 96 POINTS

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96 Points - Wine Enthusiast: "A big, rich wine with huge amounts of fruit oozing out of the glass. Great concentration and intensity, with licorice flavors from the Mourvèdre, finishing with chewy tannins. A great year for this wine, which should age well for 15 to 20 years."

95 Points - Wine Spectator: "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."

Varietal Composition: 30 Grenache, 30 Mourvedre, 10 Syrah, 10 Counoise, 20 (all 9 remaining varieties permitted in CdP)
Appellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape AOC
Aging: 12 months in large oak foudres
Farming Practices: Organic since the 1960s


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