Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2018
Chateau de Beaucastel
Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, France
I almost like the white CdP from Beaucastel more than their red, on some days it does take the prize for me as teh better of the two, BUT it is also one of the best white CdP wines in the entire region. The wine ages well, in great vintages usually much longer than their fellow blanc fro other domaine.
Never had a Chateauneuf Blanc? Well, this one right here is a GREAT place to start!
92-94 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A terrific example of Beaucastel's white, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc boasts lavish aromas of honeydew and tangerine. It's full-bodied and round, lush and concentrated, with terrific length and presence on the palate.
93-95 pts Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc takes it up a notch, offering rocking notes of white peach, quince, crushed rocks, and honeysuckle. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a beautiful core of sweet fruit, a layered texture, and a great finish. It’s unquestionably another beautiful wine, and while 2018 was challenging for the whites, you wouldn’t know it by tasting this.