Château De Beaucastel

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2001

After an hour and a half, this one settled down. Quite "weedy" initially, but then became a very nice wine, almost with a youthful kind of nose. If tasted blind, I would have said this was a 2009-2011 high end CDP. But, there's a HINT of mushroom on the nose and front of the palate, along with raspberry tart and some mature pipe tobacco and worn saddle leather, hint of clove. Finishes with a lot of fruit influence. Tannins have resolved quite nicely on this wine. The youth of this wine is starting to give to a more mature side. Nice. In a good spot right now. — 2 days ago

P, Ryan and 30 others liked this
James Cahill

James Cahill

Nice, opening one of these today. Would you recommend a decant?
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Top vintage too in my book
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

This wine is a big favorite of mine.

Château de Beaucastel

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Roussanne 2015

Honeysuckle. Full. Viscose. Terrific. — 2 months ago

Ira liked this

Famille Perrin

Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes-du-Rhone Red Rhone Blend

Very dense needed a day to open mercurochrome and iodine underneath rich plum 2014 I think this needs another 10 years — 16 days ago

Daniel, Ted and 17 others liked this

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Esprit de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend 2007

R Bl

Peak maturity or a bit past; chocolate blackberry. Mmmm. — 14 days ago

Château de Beaucastel

Hommage à Jacques Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

Fun to try these side by side. Both Mouved dominated GSMs. The Beaucastel has layers upon layers. Delicious. — 2 months ago

Bill and Cameron liked this

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc Paso Robles Roussanne Blend 2016

The 2017 ‘Espirit Blanc de Tablas’ is a downright heavyhitter, primarily comprised of Roussanne (75%) with smaller portions Grenache Blanc and Picpoul Blanc. Good richness marks the nose with toasted Challah bread, Pazzaz apple, kiwi and apricot undertones. The palate is both refreshing and highly gratifying, revealing a wonderful fatness and viscosity. Seamless throughout, lychee, starfruit, honeydew melon and wet stone flavors with kumquat tones all collide on the palate. The extremely long, cream and mineral-driven finish completes this simply stunning Rhone style white wine. While this is marvelous now, this has both the stuffing and acidity to cellar well over the next fifteen to twenty years. Drink 2019-2035- 95 — 2 months ago

Famille Perrin

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2014

This beautiful wine needs roughly an hour decant to be fully expressive. Once aroused the nose takes on a dominant red fruit aromatic profile that is beautifully connected with rose water accents. Less stony on the bouquet than the 2015 Beaucastel, the 2014 rendition also yields orange rind and smoked brisket aromas that make this nearly impossible to put down. The palate is both lithe and dense as the wine currently showcases Hoisin sauce, Umami, blood orange puree, red cherry syrup and black tea flavors. This is an absolute show-stopper at this juncture, showing a slightly more feminine profile than the 2015 — but this is every bit as good. Drink 2019-2030- 96 — a month ago

Dr., Shay and 14 others liked this
Dr. Owen Bargreen

Dr. Owen Bargreen Influencer Badge Premium Badge

@P A It was a truly stunning older Beaucastel.
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

My favorite wine!

Domaine de la Mordorée

La Reine des Bois Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2001

Wow... amazing wine... This bottle was firing on all cilinders!
Great complexity, élégance and depth...
Fantastic stuff and in my top 3 Grenaches ever tasted (up there with SQN Incognito and Beaucastel 81).
— a month ago

Wil, Eric and 8 others liked this

Marie-Thérèse Chappaz

Grain Ermitage President Troillet 2013

Outstanding with air and after it warmed up. Lovely stone fruits with a hint of honey on the finish. Blind, one might have thought this was a Beaucastel Blanc. — a month ago

Anthony De and Hermes liked this