Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet Blanc 2020

AOC Côtes du Rhône, Vallée du Rhône, France

"The 2020 Côtes Du Rhône Coudoulet De Beaucastel Blanc is a beauty and offers lots of melon and pear fruits as well as classic spice and rocky minerality. Based on 30% each of Viognier, Marsanne, and Bourboulenc, with the balance Clairette, it’s medium-bodied, beautifully textured, and balanced, with the fresh, pure, elegant style of the vintage."

"Lemon peel, citrus oil, white peach, quinine and jicama notes are allied to a steely spine, with flashes of verbena and savory on the intensely focused finish. Distinctive and could probably use a touch of cellaring. Marsanne, Viognier, Clairette and Bourboulenc."

"The freshness on the nose makes me think of spring flowers, but on the palate this is fuller and richer than the nose suggests. Wide spectrum of stone-fruit aromas, from white peach to mirabelle, plus some candied citrus. Pronounced fresh character at the long silky finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."

"A blend of 30% each Bouboulenc, Marsanne and Viognier, plus 10% Roussanne, the 2020 Côtes-du-Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc features scents of apricot, pear, melon and citrus. Medium to fullbodied, it’s a bit honeyed, plump and richly textured, with a long, chalky finish. It’s a top-notch effort."