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Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 1991

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

Millésime compliqué. Malgré cela, le vin présente un équilibre entre une attaque de bouche acide et fin de bouche douce, qui lui confère sa finesse et sa fraîcheur. Un vin tout en élégance prêt à être dégusté. Mettre la bouteille debout 48 heures avant service pour faire descendre le dépôt.

A solid wine, not as glorious as the top vintage, but still ripe and earthy. A leathery-barnyard component to the black cherry flavors, lingering on the finish.

Pale ruby in color, with bricking towards the rim, this wine smells jaw-droppingly of lilacs and other dried flowers, with a hint of smoked meats. In the mouth the wine has a tangy redcurrant and cedar quality with a gorgeous wet stone and forest floor note that lingers through the finish. The tannins are supple and woody, with a hint of bitterness. The year was widely regarded as a poor vintage, as it was quite cold.