2009 Château de Beaucastel - Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel
Château de Beaucastel Description
Bright and lively color, with great depth. Nose of red fruits. Palate is luscious, with hints of thyme.
Wine Spectator: 90 Points
This dark and alluring red delivers nicely layered cherry preserves and blackberry cobbler notes, backed by black licorice snap and smoldering tobacco flavors on the lengthy finish. More polished and forward than usual, but this has the stuffing to cellar mid-term. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. Drink now through 2014. 1,325 cases imported.
Wine Advocate: 91 Points
In total contrast, the 2009 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet red represents the essence of Provence in its notes of ground pepper, new saddle leather, lavender, kirsch, garrigue, and abundant red and black fruits. This complex, evolved, luscious red begs for a bloody grilled steak. With a creamy, medium to full-bodied texture, this gorgeous, complex, evolved wine should be enjoyed over the next 7-8 years.