Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2014

Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2014


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In the glass this wine has a bright, clear yellow colour, with undertones of white gold. The nose shows a buttered character, brioche, and a mix of white flower notes, peach and apricot. A wonderful wine that opens with a sharp and lively attack, but not too much. The palate is balanced and complex, with a good persistence supported by a slight salinity. The production of white wine at Beaucastel is limited as we only have 7 hectares of white vines planted. The main variety is Roussanne, representing 80% of the blend.
Category White Wine
Region France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Château de Beaucastel
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorA gorgeously rendered hedonists' delight, with creamed melon, peach, apricot and quince flavors that glide along, supported by subtle ginger, hazelnut and piecrust notes. The long, lush finish has fruit for days. Drink now through 2020. 1,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2016
  • we91

Wine EnthusiastFull bodied and rich, this is a big, toasty example of white Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Grilled mango notes lead the way, with vanilla and toast framing tropical and stone fruit on the long, oak-lined finish.

Joe Czerwinski, May 1, 2017
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateA good, maybe not great vintage for the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc, it's still outstanding and offers loads of orchard fruits, brioche, crushed rock and buttered citrus in a medium to full-bodied, elegant, pretty style. I'd give bottles a year in the cellar and drink them over the following decade, but a recent retrospective has convinced me you can age these for just about as long as you'd like.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2015