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Chateau de Beaucastel 2016 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Chateau de Beaucastel 2016 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Chateau de Beaucastel 2016 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone Rouge


The 30 hectares of Coudoulet are located just east of the vineyard of Beaucastel on the other side of the A7 motorway. For reasons that have now become obvious, Coudoulet is often considered the baby Beaucastel. The Coudoulet soil has many similarities to that of Beaucastel. It is made out of Molasse seabed covered by diluvial alpine deposits. These pebbles called “Galets Roulés” play a big role: They take in the heat during the day and let it if off slowly at night which gives a good start to the vines in the Spring.

Beautiful dark red. The nose is powerful with intense notes of juniper, black olives and pepper. On the palate, it is an explosion of red fruit, with floral and spicy notes, but with a very nice balance combining great freshness, a beautiful complexity, a soft texture and a nice acidity. A wine that has a lot of character. Blend: 40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault.


James Suckling - 94 Points

"This has a very plush, luscious and generously fleshy feel. Cherry compote, raspberries, blackberries and plums. Tarry elements, too. Smooth, velvety, pure and even. Succulence, elegance and clarity. Such value here. Drink or hold."


Jeb Dunnuck - 92 Points

"Bottled three weeks ago, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as terrific freshness in its blueberry, violets, raspberry, and spring flower aromas and flavors. Showing the vintages purity and elegance, it still packs ample oomph and richness. Drink it over the coming decade."


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 92 Points

"The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel was bottled just two weeks before my visit, hence the plus sign attached to its rating. Planted just outside the boundaries of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, the vines here average 80 years old. Mouthwatering aromas of red fruit and spice lead the way, backed by a full-bodied wine that's creamy and lush but also silky and vibrant. As always, it's one of the best Côtes du Rhône wines from a given vintage."

Type

Red

Varietal

40% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault

Vintage

2016

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

14.0%

Appellation

France - Rhone

Wine Advocate

92

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