Chateau de Beaucastel
Chateauneuf du Pape 2007
France , southern rhone
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate , Robert M. Parker, Jr. - Oct 2009
An inky/ruby/purple color is followed by a glorious nose of blue and black fruits, truffles, pen ink, licorice, and meat juices as well as glorious levels of acidity and sweet tannin, buttressing the fruit’s fabulous freshness and vibrancy. This full-bodied effort still displays considerable tannin, no doubt because of the relatively high Mourvedre content.