Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.22639 ratings
9.2701 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
Matt Trader

Another fantastic pull - 1998 is drinking so well and yet can see another 10+ years.

Another fantastic pull - 1998 is drinking so well and yet can see another 10+ years.

Apr 22nd, 2019
"Odedi"

This is a very nice, 21 year old, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, earth, wood, vanilla, vegetables, wet leaves, black tea, black pepper and spices.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

Needs an hour to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle as well.

This 1998 was a great vintage. This is a wonderful experience, yummy and delicious.

Served from a Magnum.

93 points.

This is a very nice, 21 year old, Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, earth, wood, vanilla, vegetables, wet leaves, black tea, black pepper and spices.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

Needs an hour to open up properly, but good right out of the bottle as well.

This 1998 was a great vintage. This is a wonderful experience, yummy and delicious.

Served from a Magnum.

93 points.

Mar 19th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*didn’t take notes

*didn’t take notes

Mar 12th, 2019
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