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1994 - Chateau de Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape
- Drinking Window:
- Chateauneuf du Pape
- 90 RP
The 1994 seems less successful than my early tastings indicated. The high percentage of Mourvedre (40% versus the normal 30%) has given it an earthy, leathery character with hints of mushrooms and tree bark. Although dense and chewy, it remains tannic and firm. It will keep for two decades, but it is not a hedonistic example and how much pleasure it will provide remains to be seen.