Châteauneuf-du-Pape "Hommage" 2009 - Château Beauchêne

This cuvée is a pure concentrate of what amateurs love in Châteauneuf-du-Pape: complexity, balance, round tannins... Grapes come exclusively from vines of over 100 years old, which is pretty rare - it might be the first time we see it for a wine (well) under £50! Old vines provide an increased richness and amazing aromas of blackberry jam, plum, cedar, cocoa... and much more. Great value for money for this wine noted 17/20 by Jancis Robinson!

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This cuvée is a pure concentrate of what amateurs love in Châteauneuf-du-Pape: complexity, balance, round tannins... Grapes come exclusively from vines of over 100 years old, which is pretty rare - it might be the first time we see it for a wine (well) under £50! Old vines provide an increased richness and amazing aromas of blackberry jam, plum, cedar, cocoa... and much more. Great value for money for this wine noted 17/20 by Jancis Robinson!
 
Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Domain: Château Beauchêne
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Region: Rhône Valley
Type: Dry
 
Grape: 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre
 
 
Drink from now to 2024
Open 2 hours before, ideally decanted
Serve at 16-18°C
 
Food pairing idea: Duck breast with red berry sauce, roasted lamb.
 
 Technical stuff
  
Soil: Pebble rocks, sand, red clay
Age of vines: over 100 years old
Harvest: Manual
Ageing: 18 to 24 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol: 14%
 
What experts say  
  
17/20 "Dark crimson with some red meat and two veg on the nose. Definitely savoury and then a lot of gas on the palate. Quite lively and racy. No excess of sweetness or alcohol. Claret style. Quite complex."
  
  
 
89/100 “The 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage exhibits evidence of new oak casks, a deeper ruby/purple color, more structure and tannin, and attractive, pure, medium to full-bodied flavors. It will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and should drink well over the following 12-14 years.
 
  
  
Silver Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2011 "Nice style of Chateauneuf. Coal and earth on the nose. Quite mineral and concentrated with some nice, ripe fruit, medium tannins and good weight. Great potential."
  
 

 

 
Silver Medal at International Wine Challenge 2011 "Succulent berry fruit on the nose. Rich berry and plum on the palate. Good concentration and density. Soft tannins with a beautifully long fruit led finish."
 
  

 

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