This Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine from Chateau de Beaucastel was produced after an atypical year. It is mostly composed of Roussanne (80%), Grenache Blanc (15%) and Picardan, Clairette and Bourboulenc (5%). 2014 Chateau de Beaucastel shows a bright white gold-tinted yellow color. The nose is characterized by butter, brioche and white fruits notes -vine peach and abricot- To the palate, this is clear yet vivid but delicate. This well-balanced and complex 2014 vintage offers a long finish with light salty notes.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
A good, maybe not great vintage for the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc, it's still outstanding and offers loads of orchard fruits, brioche, crushed rock and buttered citrus in a medium to full-bodied, elegant, pretty style. I'd give bottles a year in the cellar and drink them over the following decade, but a recent retrospective has convinced me you can age these for just about as long as you'd like.