Chateau de Beaucastel Red Blend Magnum
This big, bad boy bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape from an awesome vintage is just the thing to put away for that special occasion a decade down the track. It's a dark, brooding sort of wine that shows beguiling smells of dark berries and cherries, savoury earthiness, a touch of dried herbs and Asian spices on the nose. The palate is full-bodied, dense and dry, with some tight firmish tannins, a dark fruited middle with touchs of leatheriness, and a tight, savoury-edged finish. Decant before serving, with some nice rare roasted meats.
Each varietal is harvested and vinified seperately. The final blend is a stunning wine, very opaque ruby/black in colour, with a melange of aromas, complex layers of flavor, with spicy character and richness. The Perrin brothers carry on the family tradition of making as natural a wine as possible, so this very long-lived wine will throw a sediment. Decanting is recommended.