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Château de Beaucastel Coudoulet de Beaucastel Rouge AOC Côtes du Rhône

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Rouge, Côtes du Rhône 2010

Quick Overview

This is juicy and still a bit compact, with a mix of blackberry, plum and blueberry notes laced with licorice snap and backed by a long, spice-infused finish. A tarry hint lurks as well. Should stretch out after brief cellaring. Drink now through 2018.
90/100 WINE SPECTATOR
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Online price €42.50

Further Details

The 30 hectares of Coudoulet are located just east of the vineyard of Beaucastel on the other side of the A7 motorway. For reasons that have now become obvious, Coudoulet is often considered the baby Beaucastel. The Coudoulet soil has many similarities to that of Beaucastel. It is made out of Molasse seabed covered by diluvial alpine deposits. These pebbles called Galets Roulés play a big role: They take in the heat during the day and let it if off slowly at night which gives a good start to the vines in the Spring.

This is juicy and still a bit compact, with a mix of blackberry, plum and blueberry notes laced with licorice snap and backed by a long, spice-infused finish. A tarry hint lurks as well. Should stretch out after brief cellaring. Drink now through 2018.
Note: 90/100
WINE SPECTATOR - 31/10/2012

The real steal, however, is the 2010 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet red (an identical blend), which has really put on some weight and intensity since I tasted it last year. The wine displays oodles of licorice, black currant and black cherry liqueur with hints of damp forest floor and truffle. Sweet tannin, decent acidity and nice, attractive density make for an outstanding Cotes du Rhone to drink over the next 7-8 years.
Note: 90/100
WINE ADVOCATE - 01/10/2012
Meaty and even a hint of fishiness on the nose. Very lively. Sinewy, even a little lacking flesh! But certainly refreshing, and not heavy.
Note: 15/20
JANCIS ROBINSON - 21/12/2011

Château de Beaucastel

Additional Information

Vintage 2010
Grape variety Grenache 30%, Mourvèdre 30%, Syrah 20%, Cinsault 20%
ABV 14.00%
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