Saturday, October 17, 2009

Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 1998

Red, light rim.

Vinturi - nut/earth/popcorn/cherry jam/intense spice/fig nose.

Round, with an earthy constriction (Mourvedre?) almost immediately. Interesting - fairly obvious battle between Grenache and Mourvedre (good and evil?) for dominance. Definitely not resolved. Yet. I'd guess this thing needs another 6-10 years just to reach maturity. I knew I shouldn't have opened this.