Both the 2017s showed brilliantly. The 2017 Rasteau offers a raspberry and blackberry core of fruit as well as complex notes of sappy garrigue, mint, and even a hint of basil. Based on 80% Grenache, 17% Syrah, and 3% Mourvèdre, brought up in foudre, drink this medium to full-bodied, seamless Rasteau any time over the coming 5-7 years.
There are two Rasteau releases from Domaine de Beaurenard and the entry level 2017 Rasteau has loads to love as well as outstanding potential. Offering lots of darker fruits, spice, new leather, and garrigue, it’s medium-bodied, nicely balanced, and has building minerality and scorched earth notes on the finish. It’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate.