2014 Chateau Beaucastel Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes, Chateauneuf-du-Pape (750ml)

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Country: France
Region: Rhône
Sub-Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Grape Varietal: Roussanne
Review Score: 95WA, 95V

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There are three Sauvignon Blancs here, and I tasted the three of them from the 2014 vintage, starting with the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva. All three come from their Talinay vineyard, in this case from the plateau, where there's a little more clay. It has stronger herbal aromas with an almost marine sensation, some gooseberries too. It's vibrant with great acidity but at the same time it has some creaminess. The wine was kept in contact with the lees for some six months before bottling. All wines are focused and clean, with sharp acidity. Some 120,000 bottles produced.

95 points, Wine Advocate (Issue # 221 - Oct 2015)

Pale yellow-gold. Explosive, mineral-accented aromas of tangerine, poached pear and jasmine show superb clarity and pick up ginger, nougat and chamomile nuances as the wine opens up. Juicy, densely packed citrus and orchard fruit flavors thoroughly stain the palate and become more energetic with air. The mineral and floral notes come back emphatically on the strikingly long and incisive finish, which shows impressive, nervy tenacity and focus.

95 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Feb 2016)