Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes 2022

AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vallée du Rhône, France

"A big, expansive vintage of this wine, it’s really quite juicy and fleshy. The acidity is well balanced, but this is considerably richer than 2021 and even 2020. The oak feels more noticeable at this stage, too. Quite a potent, rich year for this cuvée, with a long finish. An opulent, hedonistic Roussanne. Matured in barrels, 50% new, 50% one-year-old."