Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.23006 ratings
9.2788 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
Mike Saviage

Old tawny color. Mostly transparent with clear rims. Great old wine nose. Notes of ripe plum, red fruit, some earth and spice, a little kirsch and some herbs. Silky in the mouth. Great texture. Very Burgundian. Still at a nice peak in terms of where it’s at. This was from a great looking bottle with a high fill. Good stuff.

Old tawny color. Mostly transparent with clear rims. Great old wine nose. Notes of ripe plum, red fruit, some earth and spice, a little kirsch and some herbs. Silky in the mouth. Great texture. Very Burgundian. Still at a nice peak in terms of where it’s at. This was from a great looking bottle with a high fill. Good stuff.

Apr 11th, 2022
David Kline

Nose of black tea, portobello, baked plum and soft, unctuous cherry. Kirsch-chocolate, blood orange, French roast, marigold, ferromagnesian elements. Coffee, baking chocolate, black cherry skin, cigar smoke, venison jerky, char, cassis, and vine charcoal.


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Nose of black tea, portobello, baked plum and soft, unctuous cherry. Kirsch-chocolate, blood orange, French roast, marigold, ferromagnesian elements. Coffee, baking chocolate, black cherry skin, cigar smoke, venison jerky, char, cassis, and vine charcoal.


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Jan 26th, 2022
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.5

One of the best Beaucastel vintages I’ve had. Great now, better in 30.

One of the best Beaucastel vintages I’ve had. Great now, better in 30.

Dec 18th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre Syrah and Cinsault. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet black fruits, earthy pepper spice and floral notes. On the palate complex flavors of plum, cherry and blackberry, with notes of oak, leather and forest spice. Full body, firm tannic structure, well balanced with long finish, good now but will last another decade. Outstanding.

A blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre Syrah and Cinsault. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet black fruits, earthy pepper spice and floral notes. On the palate complex flavors of plum, cherry and blackberry, with notes of oak, leather and forest spice. Full body, firm tannic structure, well balanced with long finish, good now but will last another decade. Outstanding.

Nov 4th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Reddish tawny, translucent. Nice fruity nose with notes of herbs, red berries, spices, dried brush, some wood. Good fruit with nice balance. Liked this a lot more than I expected I would

Reddish tawny, translucent. Nice fruity nose with notes of herbs, red berries, spices, dried brush, some wood. Good fruit with nice balance. Liked this a lot more than I expected I would

Oct 31st, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre Syrah and Cinsault. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet black fruits, earthy pepper spice and floral notes. On the palate complex flavors of plum, cherry and blackberry, with notes of oak, leather and forest spice. Full body, firm tannic structure, well balanced with long finish, good now but will last another decade. Outstanding.

A blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre Syrah and Cinsault. Deep Ruby with aromas of sweet black fruits, earthy pepper spice and floral notes. On the palate complex flavors of plum, cherry and blackberry, with notes of oak, leather and forest spice. Full body, firm tannic structure, well balanced with long finish, good now but will last another decade. Outstanding.

Oct 5th, 2021
Mike Saviage

From a great looking bottle with a good fill. Dark and opaque in the glass. Impactful nose. Lots of fruit, with the herbal and gaminess that the 89 can possess. But this is more elegant and rounded than bottles I’ve had before. The fruit and the soft structure are in harmony. I’ve had this maybe a dozen or more times over many years… this bottle might have been the best. .

From a great looking bottle with a good fill. Dark and opaque in the glass. Impactful nose. Lots of fruit, with the herbal and gaminess that the 89 can possess. But this is more elegant and rounded than bottles I’ve had before. The fruit and the soft structure are in harmony. I’ve had this maybe a dozen or more times over many years… this bottle might have been the best. .

Aug 29th, 2021
Jay Eagan

After a day of great whites need a little a little run by little I mean at 375 of Hône

After a day of great whites need a little a little run by little I mean at 375 of Hône

Jul 18th, 2021
Jay Kline

Presented double-blind. Visually, showing a garnet color with an opaque core. Some slight browning at the edge; could be varietal characteristics…could be signs of age? On the nose, there’s lovely cherry fruit with a kiss of barnyard, some tomato leaf, earth and spices. There seemed to be signs of oak but likely large format (thinking botti or foudre). On the palate, cherries again with some bramble fruit, earth, and mushrooms mixed in for good measure. Medium + tannin; medium + acid. I vacillated between Italy and Southern France, ultimately settling on Brunello from a very good, traditional producer. I was so impressed to see this was Beaucastel. My first Beaucastel with some real age. If this is what these wines become with age, it’s no wonder why they are so beloved. Loads of life left. Bravo.

Presented double-blind. Visually, showing a garnet color with an opaque core. Some slight browning at the edge; could be varietal characteristics…could be signs of age? On the nose, there’s lovely cherry fruit with a kiss of barnyard, some tomato leaf, earth and spices. There seemed to be signs of oak but likely large format (thinking botti or foudre). On the palate, cherries again with some bramble fruit, earth, and mushrooms mixed in for good measure. Medium + tannin; medium + acid. I vacillated between Italy and Southern France, ultimately settling on Brunello from a very good, traditional producer. I was so impressed to see this was Beaucastel. My first Beaucastel with some real age. If this is what these wines become with age, it’s no wonder why they are so beloved. Loads of life left. Bravo.

Jun 27th, 2021
Justin Bothur

Still powerful and kicking! Cassis, plum preserves, camp smoke, olive, new leather.

Still powerful and kicking! Cassis, plum preserves, camp smoke, olive, new leather.

Apr 15th, 2021