Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.22602 ratings
9.2684 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Scott Wren

Love ChP when it’s got some age on it. (1998) Totally different beast and this was spicy velvet.

Love ChP when it’s got some age on it. (1998) Totally different beast and this was spicy velvet.

Nov 29th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Gorgeous! Elegant, soulful, texturally pleasing with its richness and suave imprint. Complimentary facets of juicy grenache and mourvedre sauvage; rich roasted fruit, savory earth, spices, minerals, flowers, and animal. Salty underpinnings that really began to gain complexity with air, leather towards the end of the bottle. Brett interwoven and in check to me.

Gorgeous! Elegant, soulful, texturally pleasing with its richness and suave imprint. Complimentary facets of juicy grenache and mourvedre sauvage; rich roasted fruit, savory earth, spices, minerals, flowers, and animal. Salty underpinnings that really began to gain complexity with air, leather towards the end of the bottle. Brett interwoven and in check to me.

Nov 25th, 2018
Conrad Green

A lovely bottle. A little off at first but once that’s blown off this is soft red fruit, resolved pretty stewed plums and dried strawberry. Gentle hints of leather and herbs but very complete and resolved. This is gorgeous, and another great quality bottle without any signs of heat or separation.

A lovely bottle. A little off at first but once that’s blown off this is soft red fruit, resolved pretty stewed plums and dried strawberry. Gentle hints of leather and herbs but very complete and resolved. This is gorgeous, and another great quality bottle without any signs of heat or separation.

Nov 22nd, 2018
Conrad Green

Oh wow. Beaucastle is variable but this bottle is a peach. A gorgeous expansive nose with dark gnarly fruit, tobacco, plum herbs. The palate is wonderfully giving, with deep fruit, still fresh, but loads of secondary notes and soft subtle edges. Really long and pure and savory. By a mile the best bottle of this wine I’ve had with none of the thickness, brett or heat you sometimes find here. A treat

Oh wow. Beaucastle is variable but this bottle is a peach. A gorgeous expansive nose with dark gnarly fruit, tobacco, plum herbs. The palate is wonderfully giving, with deep fruit, still fresh, but loads of secondary notes and soft subtle edges. Really long and pure and savory. By a mile the best bottle of this wine I’ve had with none of the thickness, brett or heat you sometimes find here. A treat

Nov 21st, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.9

A bit old. But elegant. Grippy.

A bit old. But elegant. Grippy.

Nov 5th, 2018
Eric Egan

The wine was in much better condition than the label! Kept in a damp but reliable cellar. Saying that, it was perhaps a little more muted than expected. Left for a good while but didn’t really open up more in the glass. Still, it was a pleasure to drink.

The wine was in much better condition than the label! Kept in a damp but reliable cellar. Saying that, it was perhaps a little more muted than expected. Left for a good while but didn’t really open up more in the glass. Still, it was a pleasure to drink.

Oct 31st, 2018
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.4

Very fragrant and alive out of half

Very fragrant and alive out of half

Oct 17th, 2018
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet to the rims, almost opaque. Masculine, meaty nose. Notes of smoked meats, tart raspberries, herbs, wet soil, blueberries and some white pepper. Big and rich in the mouth. Youthful and plummy. Has some heat. Tannins mostly resolved. Puckering acidity and structure kinda overwhelms the fruit.

Dark scarlet to the rims, almost opaque. Masculine, meaty nose. Notes of smoked meats, tart raspberries, herbs, wet soil, blueberries and some white pepper. Big and rich in the mouth. Youthful and plummy. Has some heat. Tannins mostly resolved. Puckering acidity and structure kinda overwhelms the fruit.

Aug 26th, 2018
Boxer Briefs

Opened two bottles, both were in great shape. Manageable Brett, slight bottle variation, one seemed to be more concentrated than the other. Fun stuff, corks were in great shape. These aren’t getting better.

Opened two bottles, both were in great shape. Manageable Brett, slight bottle variation, one seemed to be more concentrated than the other. Fun stuff, corks were in great shape. These aren’t getting better.

Aug 14th, 2018
Mike R
9.2

Smiling

Smiling

Jun 15th, 2018