Thursday, March 30, 2023

Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf du Pape, 1990

Does a wine develop magic in the bottle? Only a few do, but your chances of finding that magic is high with a Chateauneuf du Pape produced by Domaine de Beaurenard. I have had this 1990 numerous times over the past 25 years, each one a bit better than the one before it. Tonight, at 33 years of age, it is showing the magic that all serious wine collectors seek.

Still a beautiful bright red with brickish tones. Somewhat light in color and ethereal in scent and flavor. More Burgundian than Rhone. More youth than age. Wild cherries, red raspberries--remarkable fruit power and definition for a wine of this age. Light body but tensile power. Great acidity around the edges. Complex, persistent flavors. A beautiful wine to celebrate my 84th birthday. Wish I had more.

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