2011 Château Beaucastel Roussanne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Blanc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1117850 99 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Borderline perfection, the sensational 2011 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Roussanne Vieilles Vignes is a tour de force in white from the southern Rhône. A blend of 100% Roussanne that is aged half in new barrel and half in stainless steel, from a single plot of very old vines and from ridiculous yields of 10 hl/ha, it offers a thick, opulent style and is located with notions of buttered citrus, flower oil, marmalade, and crushed rocks. While it hits the palate with a wealth of sweet fruit on the attack, it turns clean, mineral-laced and dry on the finish, with incredible length. This full-bodied, heavenly dry white can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 15+ years.  (2/2018)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The Beaucastel 2011 Roussanne Vieilles Vignes is another remarkable wine. Think of it as the 2010 with more minerality and precision. It has astonishing richness and length as well as massive body with great acidity. Drink it over the next 5-8 years. (RP)  (10/2012)

96 points Wine Spectator

 Dense, with creamy layers of pear, apple, green plum and acacia honey all carried by well-embedded acidity. The long finish lets salted butter, chamomile and macadamia nut flavors unfurl nicely, but there's still plenty in reserve for cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2020. (JM)  (10/2012)

Jancis Robinson

 Very sumptuous nose. Naughtily, I think it puts me in mind of Giaconda’s Roussanne! Floral, broad, lifted. Tastes quite sweet. With an impressive undertow. And quite a bit of alcohol. This will surely develop in bottle. A little chewy on the end.  (2/2013)

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