2004 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

SKU #1035886 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2004 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape blanc is outrageously good, one of the finest examples they have made over recent vintages. I retasted it and it has jumped in stature and score considerably. It is a beauty, with formidable richness, loads of honeysuckle, litchi, and buttery grapefruit, lemon, and tropical fruits in a full-bodied, well-delineated style with terrific acidity and definition. It should drink well for a decade or more.  (2/2007)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Rich and creamy, with an array of floral, tropical fruit and mineral notes that race through a long, stony finish.  (5/2007)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright, pale gold. Exotic, almost tropical aromas of orange, tangerine, white peach and jasmine. Lush and thick on the palate, with the orange flavor gaining weight and turning creamy with aeration. Intensely mineral on the back, finishing with an almost salty tone.  (2/2006)

Jancis Robinson

 Very broad and opulent on the nose. Wonderful layers of flavour -- one of the fattest Roussannes I have come across. Real wild edges and potential. Very deep flavoured indeed with the oak beautifully managed (ie invisible). 80% Roussanne with Grenache Blanc, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Clairette. 20% in small oak. 18/20 points.  (1/2006)

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Other White Wines

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France

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Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape