Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 1995

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

"Very youthful, with a ripe core of red currant and raspberry fruit and licorice flavor surrounded by creamy tannins. Plenty of smoke, mineral and tobacco notes chiming in, but this still has a ways to go, with plenty of grip still on the finish.--1995 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2025. 20,000 cases made."

"This wine has strong tannins. Therefore we suggest waiting a few more years before opening. Decant a few hours before if you decide to open now. Stand the bottle upright 48 hours before serving to avoid any deposit. "

"A nose on notes of leather and prunes. A beautiful freshness on the palate supported by expressive but elegant tannins that are similar to the northern Rhone. Decant before drinking."

"This vintage signs a great year. The colour reveals a beautiful deep red, the nose is full of freshness with notes of noble leather and mature cheese. The palate is very fruity, with good acidity."

"A nose with delicate notes of mint, an aromatic mouth and full of promises. A wine to wait for."