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Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet Blanc 2014

AOC Côtes du Rhône, Vallée du Rhône, France

A white I normally buy by the case, the 2014 Coudolet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Blanc is a mix of Clairette, Bourboulenc, Viognier and Marsanne that offers lots of citrus blossom, lemon zest and hints of apple in a medium-bodied, racy style on the palate. More racy and lively on the palate than the nose would have you believe, drink this delicious white over the coming 2-4 years.

Very bright, with delicious honeysuckle, white peach, chamomile, star fruit and lemon curd notes that are creamy and energetic. The long finish has a stony echo. Drink now through 2018. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 250 cases made.

Top other 2014 Southern Rhône.

Limpid yellow. Tightly focused, mineral- laced citrus pith and orchard fruit scents unfold slowly, picking up a spicy nuance and a hint of nectarine. Fresh and seamless on the palate, offering bitter pear skin and tangerine flavors underscored by juicy acidity. Concentrated yet lithe, closing with firm mineral cut and a clingy floral quality.