Summary: This is a very good vintage. The key word is balance, since high alcohol, low acidity and robust tannins can be features. It was a great year for Grenache;top names have delivered classy pure fruit. The wines will live well. Value lies in the leading names at village level.
Available en primeur at JN Wine Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel received five stars and a top score of 19.5pts/20
‘Bountiful aroma; nuanced, engaging fruit. Drink 2016-2045′