2019 Chateau Beaucastel ‘Coudoulet de Beaucastel’
2019 Chateau Beaucastel ‘Coudoulet de Beaucastel’ Chock full of juicy red and black fruits on the nose, with a subtle note of white pepper. Fleshy, soft and approachable on the palate, this is sumptuous and approachable with no hard edges. A little black fruit and garrigue adds complexity on the back end. Ready to drink and fantastic value for money!
A Great Vintage
Josh Reynolds: “2019 is clearly a vintage of extremely high quality”
Jeb Dunnuck: “ 2019 will be a step up over the 2018’s and offer more depth, concentration and richness, all while showing considerable purity of fruit and elegance”
Decanter: “After tasting more than 1,300 wines for this year’s Rhône vintage report, Matt Walls says 2019 is a powerful, ripe vintage showcasing a step-up in quality from 2018 with areas of localized greatness in both the north and south.”
This is definitely a focus vintage, a complete that offers richness and power balanced with intricately structured wines with dazzling energy and balance.
A Great House
Now one of the greatest producers of Chateauneuf du Pape is Chateau Beaucastel. Beaucastel is one of the benchmark Chateauneuf du Pape properties. This wine has proven itself in the tasting rooms, in the ratings it receives, in the cellar with its ability to age and its collectability.
Beaucastel can date its history back to 1549 in Chateauneuf du Pape when Pierre Beaucastel bought land there. The land was transferred to so-in-law Pierre Perrin and the now famous Perrin wine family has been in control ever since, building Beaucastel into what it is today. Beaucastel, like all great wine estates is located on a unique terroir, situated in the far, north east of Chateauneuf du Pape in Coudoulet. The terroir consist of sandstone that is covered by a massive array of multi colored rocks, stone and limestone soil. The rocks reflect the sunlight and hold in the heat from the sun. The heat transfers to the vines at night. The terroir at Beaucastel also affords natural drainage. Another key component to Beaucastel and much of Chateauneuf du Pape is the wind known as the Mistral, which keeps the air clean and the terroir dry. This is a reference point estate! Parkers calls Beaucastel, “One of the great estates of the Rhone Valley.”
Now One Of The greatest Values Ever.
The French Government decided to build a new highway, the A7. This highway ran through a portion of Chateau Beaucastel’s Chateauneuf du Pape vineyards. The French authorities decided to make the highway the outer border of the Chateauneuf du Pape Appellation and Beaucastel was forced to de-classify a portion of their famous vineyard that was no longer in the appellation. The “de-classed Châteauneuf du Pape is called Coudoulet de Beaucastel and in a great vintage like 2019 makes this wine an absolutely amazing buy. Now 2019 Beaucastel Chateauneuf is selling for $90 to $120 a bottle. You can have the 2019 Coudoulet de Beaucastel for $29.99. This truly is a smart buy if I ever saw one!