Laroussie Beaucastel

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2005

C’est clairement la plus belle bouteille de 2005 bue à ce jour. J’avais toujours trouvé ce 2005 sur la retenue, alors que cette fois-ci le vin semblait bien ouvert, épanoui, complexe. Un beau Beaucastel, épicé, avec une bonne longueur. Débute son plateau et y restera pour 5-10 ans — 21 days ago

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Château de Beaucastel

Domaine de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 1990

Over his prime bit still nice — a month ago

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Tablas Creek Vineyard

Esprit de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend 2015

Always a crowd pleaser! Every. Damn. Time. Lots of dark berries. Little bit of smoke and leather. — 3 months ago

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Jason Keefer

Jason Keefer

Hopefully not “a crowd” @Ryan Colthorp, #2020eatsass
Ryan Colthorp

Ryan Colthorp

Orrie threw another eager!

Château de Beaucastel

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne 2013

Gorgeous! Grand Cru white in my opinion from the S. Rhône. — 11 days ago

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Château de Beaucastel

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Côtes du Rhône Red Rhône Blend 2017

Notas de café, fruta negra, alta acidez — 23 days ago

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend 2014

Slightly nutty, buttery, smooth, white and yellow fruits, floral 👌
Wonderful wine 🤩
— a month ago

Famille Perrin

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2009

Give this a long decant, poured after a day upright. I found it quite closed after a few hours of slow ox. Barely any nose. Rigid, grippy tannins. I’ve found Beaucastel best at >15 years old. A nice quaff, don’t get me wrong! — 2 months ago

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Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

4 weary workers drank well tonight.

This was a striking experience. Every disparate element of the wine seems to charge along on parallel planes so that each mouthful is a choose-your-own-adventure. It flies through a range of crunchy red, to floral purple, to sultry black fruit on lithe, peppery tannins. Somehow the texture is creamy -- like an au poivre. All sorts of garrigue and charcuterie, fresh and saline, mingle with newly ripe berries, and as the thing takes a preposterously long time to finish you realize how perfectly acid has been holding everything together.

I may not yet have had the privilege of trying other legend status wines with which one could draw comparisons but this was by far the most complex bottle of (still young!) juice I’ve ever tasted.
— a month ago

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David Metcalf

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What a lovely tasting note and memory to create! This resonates with me. Many years ago, it was an old bottle of Beaucastel that turned me from wine-chugger to wine student overnight. It's a storied domaine, for sure. Cheers!

Château de Beaucastel

Œnothèque Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

Mispriced off wine list. Really great young cdp — 2 months ago

No Girls Wines

La Paciencia Vineyard Grenache 2013

Shay A
9.4

My contribution for a massive Grenache theme wine tasting (being as socially distanced as possible). This was alongside Cayuse God Only Knows, a 2011 No Girls Grenache, SQN Female, Saxum Terry Hogue, Lillian Grenache, 06 and 07 Beaucastel, and others.

Broken record, I know, but these wines are insanely delicious and so well crafted. Very much in the “love it or hate it” style, as typical with Cayuse wines. Much more spice and herbal lift here compared to the 2011. Stemmy, black peppercorn dusted rhubarb, olive, and smoked cherry jerky aromatics. Vibrant, almost nervy, on the palate with beautiful acidity. On the palate, it’s a back and forth between saline, iron driven savory notes and underripe fleshy red fruits. Compared to their Syrah, this is always a bit lighter and more bright. Seems to be drinking at peak.
— 2 months ago

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Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

@Shay A Any notes on other wines tasted in this grouping?
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@Joseph Barsky : There were so many it was hard to focus on them all, but I did write down the following: 2016 Lillian Grenache...wow! So much lifted fruit in an elegant profile. Reminded me of Andremily’s Syrah. 2011 God Only Knows showed more depth than the 2011 No Girls. 2013 Saxum Terry Hogue was VERY good...lots of spice and grilled dark fruits. 2013 SQN Female was hedonistic...all encompassing style. 2006 Chateau de Beaucastel was nowhere near as good as the 2007.
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

@Shay A. Great tasting! Thank you.