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1999 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Château de Beaucastel Vieilles Vignes (750ml)
Producer: Domaines Perrin beaucastel.com
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: white
Varietal: Roussanne
Maturity: Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
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rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : November 10, 2009 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
98 points "98 points Robert Parker "The limited cuvee of 100% old vine Roussanne (50% vinified in barrel and 50% in tank), the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape blanc Vieilles Vignes is an extraordinary wine. Since the debut vintage in 1986, I have been unable to figure out how to predict this cuvee’s aging potential, but I tend to agree with most sommeliers who feel this wine needs to be drunk in its first 4-6 years of life, then not touched again until age 12-15. It is so amazing, I usually drink it as quickly as I can get my hands on a few bottles. The sensational 2006 possesses a wonderful honeysuckle note interwoven with marmalade, tropical fruit, peaches, and buttery pastry characteristics, and zesty acidity despite a thick, full-bodied, rich texture. It is difficult to find a better white Chateauneuf du Pape than Beaucastel. Extraordinarily rich and honeyed, it is ideal for drinking with intensely flavored culinary dishes." (Wine Advocate # 179 October 2008) 96 points Wine Spectator: "Has a gorgeous texture, with creamy notes of fresh sweetened butter, warm brioche, fig, anise, fennel and melon. The long finish has a great minerally spine and a lingering hint of persimmon. Very well-integrated already, but there's a lot in reserve. This offers hedonism now, or more elegance with age. Drink now through 2021. 480 cases made." (April 30, 2008) " Best 2009-