2018 chateau de beaucastel roussanne vieilles vignes, chateauneuf-du-pape
Why We're Buying
Château Beaucastel has made a name for itself with Southern Rhône red blends. It's roussanne, a dark white grape, supplies one of the wine estate's most investment-worthy products. Vieilles Vignes, which translates to "old vines" in French, captures the appellation's minerality and character. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape also appreciated 37.9% from 2017 to 2021.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes combines luxurious richness—honeyed pineapple lushness—with clean, vibrant zest and brine notes to make for an interesting juxtaposition in its youth that demands time in the cellar to meld together into a harmonious whole. In one of the mysteries of the wine world, it will then stay on that plateau of decadent maturity for a decade or more. Range: 94-96