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Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet Red 2000

AOC Côtes du Rhône, Vallée du Rhône, France

A powerful wine from a hot vintage. The robe is dark, the typical nose of red ripe cherries. On the palate it is warming, a rich wine to decant a few hours before serving or for cellaring a few more years.

The 2000 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet is a luscious, richly fruity offering with considerable fat as well as texture. Revealing a dense purple color along with terrific aromatics of licorice and cassis, this full-bodied, low acid effort will no doubt be bottled earlier than usual to preserve its fruit and freshness. Although it will not be long-lived, it will provide delicious drinking for a decade.