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Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 1996

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

This vintage is ready to drink and should be opened now and decanted a few hours before serving. Stand the bottle upright 48 hours before serving to avoid any deposit.

Fresh and fruity, with smooth tannins, this delivers nice cassis, blackberry and cherry notes. Good acidity leads to a mouthpuckering, racy finish.

Two great back to back vintages are the 1990 and 1989. The more developed 1990 boasts an incredible perfume of hickory wood, coffee, smoked meat, Asian spices, black cherries, and blackberries. Lush, opulent, and full-bodied, it is a fully mature, profound Beaucastel that will last another 15-20 years.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de Beaucastel magnum 1996 est un vin d’un rare confort. Il est tellement civilisé que c’est son velours qui emporte les suffrages. Très bien fait, au fruit joyeux, il est encore dans sa belle jeunesse.