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Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
Description: #28 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014 94 points
Very sleek and refined despite the obvious heft, featuring steeped red and black currant fruit studded with bergamot, blood orange, sweet tobacco and alder notes. The long, racy finish has a lovely echo of singed mesquite.

Reminiscent of a lighter weight 2009, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape offers up a sweet bouquet of spiced black cherries, plum, truffle, saddle leather and underbrush. Coming from tiny yields which were down 50% from 2010, this medium to full-bodied 2011 is gorgeously textured and has solid mid palate depth, terrific purity of fruit and ripe tannin. Relatively approachable and enjoyable even now, it should nevertheless evolve gracefully for 15 to 20 years.
Price: $ 119.99
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