Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 1992

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

"A light, elegant version of Châteauneuf, with interesting leather and earth aromas, bright cherry and blackberry flavors and a lingering finish."

"I was impressed with the 1992 Beaucastel, which is significantly richer and more complete than the narrowly constructed, herbaceous, compact 1991. The 1992 boasts a smoky, earthy, peppery, cassis-scented nose, rich, full-bodied flavors, excellent depth, moderate tannin, and a sweet, chewy, impressive finish. Its firmness suggests 3-4 years of cellaring is necessary; it should keep for 20 years. "

"A vintage ready to drink now. Oriental notes and nougat flavours. This wine has characteristics of a warm year and will go very well with spicy dishes. Stand the bottle upright 48 hours before serving to avoid any deposit. "

"This 1992 is characterized by its great freshness. A pleasant surprise for this small vintage, very subtle. The volume is moderate, balanced, young. This wine will reveal all its best assets today. Serve without decanting."