Chateau Beauchene 2006 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (GSM), $26.99-$32.99, 91 points, begins in the glass as a rosewood to pomegranate red with a thin clear rim.
A sweet floral red cherry nose is moderately intense.
Wine tasters like to talk about texture, silky, woolly, satin-like or sandpaper-like; well; I'll describe this Rhone Red Wine as having a polyester texture:) The body is medium to medium-plus with good acidity and mouth-coating tannin (this is quite a dry red wine).
Though the tannin may still be too much for some, this delicious easy drinking wine is focused red and black cherry flavors with hints of fig, plum, and red grape-skin.
Finishes on a declining palate with mild hints of spice.
Varietals are 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah.
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