Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge "Vignobles de la Serrière" 2009 - Château Beauchêne


This is a very well made Châteauneuf-du-Pape, mainly from old vines of Grenache and at a really sweet price. It offers a great nose of black cherry, liquorice and a hint of vanilla. Palate is powerful, rich and spicy, typical from the appellation. Finish is long and complex as it should be. We have tasted so many Châteauneufs with lower quality and higher prices than this one...

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This is a very well made Châteauneuf-du-Pape, mainly from old vines of Grenache and at a really sweet price. It offers a great nose of black cherry, liquorice and a hint of vanilla. Palate is powerful, rich and spicy, typical from the appellation. Finish is long and complex as it should be. We have tasted so many Châteauneufs with lower quality and higher prices than this one...
 
Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Domain: Château Beauchêne
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Region: Rhône Valley
Type: Dry
 
Grapes: 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre
 
 
Drink from now to 2024
Open 2 hours before, ideally decanted
Serve at 16-18°C
 
Food pairing idea: Lamb shoulder, grilled beef.
 
 Technical stuff
  
Soil: Pebble rocks, sand, red clay
Age of vines: 50 to 100 years old for Grenache, 30 years old for Syrah and Mourvèdre
Harvest: Manual
Ageing: Over 12 months in French oak barrels
Alcohol: 14%
 
What experts say  
  16/20 "Dark crimson. Ripe, subtle nose with a hint of garrigue. Sweet and fizzy on the front palate - almost like soda pop! Drying finish."  
  87/100 “The 2009 displays more fruit, glycerin, and slightly more density in an attractive, up-front, precocious style with loads of herbes de Provence, black cherries, and earth.”  
  Bronze Medal at International Wine Challenge 2011  
  91/100  

 

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge "Vignobles de la Serrière" 2009 - Château Beauchêne

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge "Vignobles de la Serrière" 2009 - Château Beauchêne

This is a very well made Châteauneuf-du-Pape, mainly from old vines of Grenache and at a really sweet price. It offers a great nose of black cherry, liquorice and a hint of vanilla. Palate is powerful, rich and spicy, typical from the appellation. Finish is long and complex as it should be. We have tasted so many Châteauneufs with lower quality and higher prices than this one...