Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend

9.2484 ratings
9.2117 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc
Pork, Fish, Cream Sauces, Chili & Hot Spicy, Chicken, Pate, Shellfish, Veal, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

See previous notes - just an outstanding CdP white comprising 80% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc and a few other varieties. Lovely aromatics of musk, apricot and pear. The palate is rich without being heavy - a note of mandarin. Medium minus acid. Just delicious - finding yourself reaching for another glass. Easter Sunday aperitif.

See previous notes - just an outstanding CdP white comprising 80% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc and a few other varieties. Lovely aromatics of musk, apricot and pear. The palate is rich without being heavy - a note of mandarin. Medium minus acid. Just delicious - finding yourself reaching for another glass. Easter Sunday aperitif.

Apr 5th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Honeysuckle, Apricot and a musky note on the nose. On the palate initially a sweet mandarin fleshy note with apricot. With time a plethora of fruits - tropical, stone fruit and citrus even ripe banana. There is a saline streak in the overall minerality. Medium minus acid. Medium plus to profound intensity. This wine has it all. Look up the word delicious in the Dictionary and you will see a photo of this CdP Blanc from Beaucastel!! A blend of 80% Roussanne; 15% Grenache Blanc and 5 % of a few other varieties including Clairette. Lucky to have 1 more bottle.

Honeysuckle, Apricot and a musky note on the nose. On the palate initially a sweet mandarin fleshy note with apricot. With time a plethora of fruits - tropical, stone fruit and citrus even ripe banana. There is a saline streak in the overall minerality. Medium minus acid. Medium plus to profound intensity. This wine has it all. Look up the word delicious in the Dictionary and you will see a photo of this CdP Blanc from Beaucastel!! A blend of 80% Roussanne; 15% Grenache Blanc and 5 % of a few other varieties including Clairette. Lucky to have 1 more bottle.

Nov 15th, 2020
Maxence Guilluy

Slightly nutty, buttery, smooth, white and yellow fruits, floral 👌
Wonderful wine 🤩

Slightly nutty, buttery, smooth, white and yellow fruits, floral 👌
Wonderful wine 🤩

Sep 26th, 2020
Jennifer Massolo

Purchased this bottle at Chateau Beaucastle in 2011. It was divine last night.

Purchased this bottle at Chateau Beaucastle in 2011. It was divine last night.

Jul 28th, 2020
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a stunning wine from this famed estate. Needing more than an hour decant to fully develop, this starts off with beeswax, brandy soaked pear, nutmeg, and ripe banana that impress, as the intoxicating bouquet continues to bring you back to the glass. On the palate, the unctuous mouthfeel entices the senses. Silky smooth gliding through the palate, flavors reminiscent of baked pear, marzipan, banana bread and honeydew melon move through, leading to an exceeding long and satisfying finish. The salinity and light stony character of the wine further pushes this into the upper echelon of this prestigious region in the Rhone Valley. Enjoyable now, this wine will cellar well for decades. Drink 2019-2035- 96

The 2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a stunning wine from this famed estate. Needing more than an hour decant to fully develop, this starts off with beeswax, brandy soaked pear, nutmeg, and ripe banana that impress, as the intoxicating bouquet continues to bring you back to the glass. On the palate, the unctuous mouthfeel entices the senses. Silky smooth gliding through the palate, flavors reminiscent of baked pear, marzipan, banana bread and honeydew melon move through, leading to an exceeding long and satisfying finish. The salinity and light stony character of the wine further pushes this into the upper echelon of this prestigious region in the Rhone Valley. Enjoyable now, this wine will cellar well for decades. Drink 2019-2035- 96

Feb 19th, 2019
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

7.5

Premox. Surprised. #sad

Premox. Surprised. #sad

May 3rd, 2018
Mark Eastom

Stone fruit, peach/apricot, melon, big minerality, med bodied and med- acid. Great aromatics, but a but falls a bit flat on the finish. Fun to try.

Stone fruit, peach/apricot, melon, big minerality, med bodied and med- acid. Great aromatics, but a but falls a bit flat on the finish. Fun to try.

Feb 23rd, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Tactile and structure - coconut, salt, lemon oil, grapefruit peel even with some more feral, earthy tones. Super tight, condensed at the moment, but beaming with promise

Tactile and structure - coconut, salt, lemon oil, grapefruit peel even with some more feral, earthy tones. Super tight, condensed at the moment, but beaming with promise

Dec 30th, 2017
Steven Gullo

Slightly past it’s prime but still drinking well. Dried cherries, candied citrus, lavender. Medium weight and intensity.

Slightly past it’s prime but still drinking well. Dried cherries, candied citrus, lavender. Medium weight and intensity.

Dec 21st, 2017
David Kline

Big and great.

Big and great.

Aug 30th, 2017