2007 Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Rouge

SKU #1056214 93 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Showing the beauty and depth of the vintage, the 2007 Château de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel sports awesome aromatics of perfectly ripe Grenache fruit, licorice, rolled hot stones, garrigue, and underlying floral notes. Perfumed, complex, and layered, the wine is medium to full bodied on the palate with a superb texture that covers solid structure, good acidity, and a long, focused finish. This superb red should drink well for two decades.  (3/2011)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The blockbuster 2007 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet, always one of the best bargains from the south, may be the finest Coudoulet ever produced. A blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, and the rest Syrah, Cinsault, and a few other authorized varietals, is incredibly opulent and rich, with sensational notes of black currants, licorice, smoked herbs, and meat juices, a full-bodied mouthfeel, savory tannins, and good acidity as well as length. This outstanding wine can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years. (RP)  (10/2009)

89-92 points Vinous

 Dense ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, creme de cassis, underbrush and licorice. Supple and quite suave, with palate-coating dark berry flavors. Spicy and sweet on the finish, with the berry and licorice notes repeating. This fruit bomb will be delicious young. (JR)  (1/2009)

90 points James Suckling

 This is always delicious and satisfying from the great Chateauneuf producer. Aromas of strawberry yogurt and fresh mint. Full and round, with jammy fruit and soft tannins. Delicious now. Fire up the barbecue. *Two Stars*  (2/2011)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Ripe but well focused, with a beam of fig and ganache running through the middle, while licorice, mulled spice and incense notes fill in the edges. A tarry hint frames the finish. Mourvèdre, Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah. (JM)  (2/2010)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
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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.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5