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Chateau de Beaucastel Red Blend Magnum

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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. 

Winemaker's Notes

The 300-year-old vineyards at Chateau de Beaucastel are treated without chemical fertilizers, herbicides or systemic pesticides. All thirteen grape varietals of Chateauneuf-du-Pape are planted, with Mourvedre, Grenache, Counoise, Syrah, and Cinsault predominant.

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.

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