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Chateauneuf du Pape, Chateau de Beaucastel 1995


If you like aged Chateauneuf du Pape, that is to say a wine with an element of the savoury, a little hint of sweet old fruit, a smooth but robust structure then this is for you!

The WineDoctor gives this 18+/20:

A few years on since my last bottle of this, and certainly showing in a more open, integrated fashion. Once a highly volatile mess (although to be fair that was six years ago) this has now sharpened up into a well honed and nicely defined glass of wine. Still a dark hue, and on the nose very savoury, meaty and yet crunchy, with notes of black olive, face cream and black pepper, with a faint, high-toned edge to it all. It is simply divine. The palate has a moderate flesh, with well balanced structural components lying over the top; well framed and gritty black olive and savoury meats and fresh acidity, all funnelling smoothly down into a polished, linear finish. Great wine; none of the flabby character I found last time, this has come together really well.

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Delivery Charges

Delivery costs £12.50 on orders under £60, and £9.95 on orders between £60-£100.

Orders over £100 are delivered FREE of charge!

How We Deliver

We aim to deliver all orders within 2-3 business days, for items in stock. If you are in London and order before 11am you will normally get next day delivery. Outside of London, order before 11am to get 2 day delivery.

Within London we use specialist wine delivery vans. The drivers have all been trained specially in the safe delivery of wine.

Outside of London we use couriers. In order to ensure safe delivery of your wine all of the deliveries are packed in inflatable wine pouches, ensuring their safety.

If you have any problems with your delivery - such as a broken bottle - please take a picture and send it to us the same day so we can deal with this. This is a rare occurrence, but if it were to happen we would replace the bottle as soon as possible.

If you want us to leave your wine somewhere safe please leave a note in the shipping instructions section of your order.

Where We Deliver To

We deliver to all areas of England and Wales.

We deliver to Scotland at our normal rate, except for the Highlands where we may contact you regarding an extra delivery fee before processing the order - this is likely to be around £35.

We can deliver to the Isle of Man, Channel Islands or to Northern or Southern Ireland or Scottish Islands, however this will be charged at a higher rate. Please contact us at hookandford@gmail.com to find out more.

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