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CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2017 AC
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL
A THIRD REPEAT of the recommended best buy 2017 (***/***+) was released on November 9, 2019 at $93.95. Very deep purple colour. Very attractive, intense, complex, bright, spicy, ripe plum-cherry-cassis puree nose with some cedary notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, harmonious, gently juicy, intense, ripe plum-cherry-cassis puree flavours with a lingering, faintly leather, complex, sandalwood-tinged, fairly high acid finish. Wonderful harmony and structure. This blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 10% Counoise, 5% Cinsault and 10% other varieties. Each variety is harvested separately and manually with vinification takes place in oak fermenters for the reductive varieties (Mourvèdre and Syrah) and in traditional enameled concrete tanks for the oxidative grapes (all the others). It has 14.5% alcohol and 5 g/L residual sugar. CSPC 711317
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Cha Hob
Country France
Region Rhône
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Ripe, Intense, Complex, Solid
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: A dark and winey style, offering a mix of plum, black currant and black cherry notes, infused with black tea, fruitcake and anise accents. Solidly built, vibrant and energetic from start to finish, this carries copious fruit easily through the lengthy finish. Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Best from 2020 through 2040. Score - 95 (James Molesworth, winespectator.com, Feb. 29, 2020) Price $ 93.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 2, 2020
Cases bought 201 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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