Château de Beaucastel Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes 2004

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

"Rich and honeyed, with guava and mango flavors leading the way for lemon curd, blanched almond, fig and fresh, sweet butter notes. Very creamy and very long, with the flavors deftly lingering on the finish. Ready to be enjoyed, but can also be cellared"

"Very deep honey colour. Already attractive nose with strong linden leaf notes on great weight. Rich, sweet, full but sufficient acidity too. Broad and satin textured, Totally seductive and very long. It tastes stronger than 13.5%. 70 year-old Roussanne vines. Half oaked"

"The outrageously good 2004 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape blanc Vieilles Vignes is monumental, with wonderful notes of litchi, marmalade, honeysuckle, huge body, but great acidity and definition. This is an amazing wine that is just sumptuous to drink now, and probably should be consumed over the near-term, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find this exquisite in 15 or 20 years. "