2003 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France, Rhône, Southern Rhône


Excellent bottle yet again. This seems like the Mourvedre content is high because I get an almost Bandol-like flavor spectrum on this wine, but it stays true to Chateauneuf with lots of powerful garrigue and kirsch. Finishes amazing, and the amount of sediment on this bottle at this early stage of development is remarkable. I have not tasted many 03s from CdP, but this remains my favorite by far. Just a great experience and for me, this is a wine I can’t have enough of.

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