Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel 2016
Cinsault 5%, Counoise 10%, Grenache 30%, Mourvèdre 30%, Syrah 15%,
Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne 10%
This Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 is a young wine of rare quality! Intense ruby in appearance, the nose is very fresh with hints of chocolate. The palate is round and reveals ripe fruit, sweet tannins and a long finish. This wine has a wonderful acidity and balance.
Serve wine at 15 °C. If possible, consider decanting the wine.
"This is a stunning Beaucastel. A classic! Has a superb array of fruit, ranging from red, through to blue, darker purple and black. Nuances of dark, stony minerals, spices, wild flowers and herbs. So fleshy. This has impeccable balance, super-silky tannins and an extraordinarily long finish. This has decades ahead of it. Drink or hold."