2017 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel, Chateau de Beaucastel, S. Rhone, France
"showing plenty of garrigue and dried-spice notes layered over cherry fruit. Full-bodied, silky textured and long on the finish, it should drink well for a decade or more." Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate.
30% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah.
92 points James Suckling
Abundant, rich and ripe red fruit with lightly spiced pastry and quite brambly complexity. The palate has a super fleshy, bold and upfront-tannin shape. Fresh and easy. (10/2019)
91 points Jeb Dunnuck
The 2017 Côtes Du Rhône Coudoulet De Beaucastel is a textbook example of this cuvée, and while it tends to be a relatively expensive Côtes Du Rhône, it merits the price. Complex garrigue, ground pepper, and earthy dark fruits all flow to a medium to full-bodied wine that has a polished, elegant texture as well as the sunny, Provençal style of the vintage. (8/2019)