Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2006 - SPIRITED Wines
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Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2006
SKU: 66418

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2006

  • ws95
  • wa95
  • st93


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Very dark red. Red fruits, leather, truffles, musk. Spices, pepper, liquorice.
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

Powerful, with a round, almost creamy core of blackberry and raspberry fruit all layered with cocoa, sweet toast, mesquite and fig paste. Long and rich through the finish. Still quite primal, with lots in reserve. Best from 2010 through 2030. 17,500 cases made.

James Molesworth, April 30, 2009
Wine Advocate
  • wa95

As I stated last year, there is no Hommage a Jacques Perrin in 2006, but Beaucastel's 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet perfume of black truffles, camphor, earth, incense, new saddle leather, and loads of peppery, blackberry, and herb-infused, meaty, black cherry fruit. Deep, full-bodied, and dense, with sweet tannin, this explosively rich Chateauneuf is a stronger effort than the 2005, 2004, or 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028.

Robert Parker, October 2008
International Wine Cellar
  • st93

($120) Vivid ruby. Spicy, finely etched red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by fresh lavender, herbs and minerals. The palate offers tangy raspberry and cherry skin flavors, with gentle tannins adding shape. Impressively pure, even delicate, with outstanding finishing clarity and length. This beguiles rather than brutalizes; I underestimated it last year.

Josh Raynolds, January 2009