TNs from tonight: 2006 comtes, 2016 Beaucastel, 2001 Suduiraut

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TNs from tonight: 2006 comtes, 2016 Beaucastel, 2001 Suduiraut

#1 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 23rd, 2019, 7:32 pm

2006 Comtes:

Light bodied, lithe, with zingy acidity and weightless feel. This is too easy to drink, which explains why 4 of the 6 bottles I have pulled have disappeared in the last 3 months.

2016 Beaucastel CdP:

Just awesome tonight. Slow oxed for an hour and it was just phenomenal. Best young cdp I’ve had. Pure fruits, lovely smooth tannins, very long finish.

2001 Suduiraut:

Apricot and overripe pineapple on the nose, good depth on the palate and nearly endless finish. Great.

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#2 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 23rd, 2019, 7:40 pm

Yea not doubt, that 2016 Beaucastel is outstanding. I’ve had it three times this year, including last weekend, and keep going back to the well for more. I’ve been buying 375s, but last week drank from a 750 with my Pops.

I’ve read that 2017 could be better, any truth?

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#3 Post by Charles Weiss » November 23rd, 2019, 8:00 pm

Bought but haven't tasted the 2016 Beaucastel and glad to hear praise for it.
A few weeks ago I tasted the 2017 Beaucastel alongside the 2016 Coudoulet. I actually thought the Coudoulet had more to offer though I thought the 2017 Beaucastel had more elegance(!). The 2017 Beaucastel Blanc was delicious.

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#4 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » November 23rd, 2019, 8:05 pm

On that note, the 2016 Coudoulet is pretty fantastic in its own right, an easy case+ purchase for mid-week drinking. I’m on my second case.

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#5 Post by Ian Alper » November 23rd, 2019, 9:50 pm

Robert - I agree on that one. Picked it off the list in a restaurant and really impressed the group I was with. One of the least expensive wines on the list and it rocked!

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#6 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 24th, 2019, 3:50 am

Coudoulet is from a plot adjacent to the beaucastel estate, right?

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#7 Post by Jonathan Loesberg » November 24th, 2019, 7:27 am

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 3:50 am
Coudoulet is from a plot adjacent to the beaucastel estate, right?
Coudelet is right across a small paved road from the northernmost tip of the Beaucastel vineyards. But it really does not usually taste as good as a Beaucastel or age nearly as well. It is a great buy though, and does easily go to 10-15 years.

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