Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel, Roussanne Vieilles Vignes, Perrin 2009

RegionRhône
SubregionChateauneuf-du-Pape
ColourWhite
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Vieilles Vignes (Roussanne) is a staggering wine of extraordinary complexity and richness. Aromas of rose petals, exotic fruits such as mango and nectarine intermixed with peach marmalade, honeysuckle and crushed pineapple emerge from this full-bodied white along with good acidity and lavish amounts of fruit and glycerin. It offers a nearly out of body wine tasting experience.

Score: 100Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (197), November 2011

The Beaucastel 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes is off-the-charts in terms of richness. Aged in one-year-old barrels (50%) and new oak (50%), with no malolactic, it boasts stunning aromas and flavors of marmalade, peaches, apricots, nectarines, mangoes, rose petals, creme brulee and buttered citrus. This full-bodied, gorgeously rich, voluptuously textured white has enough acidity to carry it for a decade or more.

Score: 95/98Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (191), October 2010

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