Chateau de Beaucastel 1988 Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge 750ml

SKU: 1010361
UPC: 633135882106
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$505.99 (Inc. Taxes)
$439.99 (Ex. Taxes)

Seeming to be drinking at maturity, this bottle of 1988 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape started out reserved and muted, only to open up beautifully in the glass over the evening. Subtle garrigue, rose petal, and meaty aromas are supported by surprisingly fresh, mature red fruits on the nose. The overall mature feel carries over to the palate where the wine is medium bodied with perfect integration and a seamless, long finish. I like the freshness here, and I think this bodes well for it continuing to drink well, but I see no reason to hold these.

Score: 92 points -- Jeb Dunnock,, 2011