Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.22771 ratings
9.2750 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 Lasater

What else can I say than this has all the mature character that make Beaucastel great and truly captures the 2007 vintage so well. Ripe, richly textured, suave and integrated tannins mingle with rich leathery fruit and baked stone minerality. This is truly pleasing and one cannot feel but a wholesome and nourishing feeling while drinking. Easily out shined pan-roasted bone in rib eyes with harrissa rubbed leeks and taters.

What else can I say than this has all the mature character that make Beaucastel great and truly captures the 2007 vintage so well. Ripe, richly textured, suave and integrated tannins mingle with rich leathery fruit and baked stone minerality. This is truly pleasing and one cannot feel but a wholesome and nourishing feeling while drinking. Easily out shined pan-roasted bone in rib eyes with harrissa rubbed leeks and taters.

Mar 6th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Dark garnet color. Opaque. Interesting nose. Notes of plum, herbs, kirsch, some unsweetened dark chocolate, pepper and dark dry earth. Very rich in the mouth. Tannins softened. In a good drinking window.

Dark garnet color. Opaque. Interesting nose. Notes of plum, herbs, kirsch, some unsweetened dark chocolate, pepper and dark dry earth. Very rich in the mouth. Tannins softened. In a good drinking window.

Feb 24th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

Quite the difference from 2000 vintage I had in October. Powerful and intense requiring a lengthy decant, layered with both red and black fruits, lots of spices, hints of licorice and game. Finishes long with excellent depth and richness. ❤️

Quite the difference from 2000 vintage I had in October. Powerful and intense requiring a lengthy decant, layered with both red and black fruits, lots of spices, hints of licorice and game. Finishes long with excellent depth and richness. ❤️

Feb 6th, 2020
Conrad Green

Lovely. Deep fruit. Gorgeous texture. A touch hot.

Lovely. Deep fruit. Gorgeous texture. A touch hot.

Jan 8th, 2020
Will Stanley

Showing little sign of age, this 2004 CNdP is a beautiful, robust wine with fine tannins, fresh acidity and a sweet glimmer of liquorice and chocolate alongside a notable gamey character. Mellow, rich, harmonious and brilliant all round. The finish is ultimately very savoury and long. This could age decades. Wonderful now, but in 20, 30, even 40 years time this would no doubt sing. The Perrin family use all permitted varietals in their Beaucastel CNdP, but the predominant blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache and 10% Syrah is masterful here.

Showing little sign of age, this 2004 CNdP is a beautiful, robust wine with fine tannins, fresh acidity and a sweet glimmer of liquorice and chocolate alongside a notable gamey character. Mellow, rich, harmonious and brilliant all round. The finish is ultimately very savoury and long. This could age decades. Wonderful now, but in 20, 30, even 40 years time this would no doubt sing. The Perrin family use all permitted varietals in their Beaucastel CNdP, but the predominant blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache and 10% Syrah is masterful here.

Dec 26th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Tar, raisin, soaked fig, cherry pit, wilted violet, hung meat, boudin noir, leather, cinnamon, cocoa powder, honey, truffle, scorched earth, roasted herbs, camphor, black tea. Wears the vintage well. More moderate frame (relatively speaking) showing some consistent grip throughout, surprised by the acid support this has, makes for a plausible argument about whether or not to continue aging. So tertiary and savory right now.

Tar, raisin, soaked fig, cherry pit, wilted violet, hung meat, boudin noir, leather, cinnamon, cocoa powder, honey, truffle, scorched earth, roasted herbs, camphor, black tea. Wears the vintage well. More moderate frame (relatively speaking) showing some consistent grip throughout, surprised by the acid support this has, makes for a plausible argument about whether or not to continue aging. So tertiary and savory right now.

Dec 25th, 2019
Matt Perlman

Garnet color, dark spicy baked plum fruit, anise, violets, game, garrigue. Gorgeous acidity. Supposedly a crummy vintage but this is a real success

Garnet color, dark spicy baked plum fruit, anise, violets, game, garrigue. Gorgeous acidity. Supposedly a crummy vintage but this is a real success

Nov 27th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Bright tawny color. Regal in the glass. Notes of tart cherries, dry herbs, a little menthol, earth, some mocha. The cherry note is strong and enjoyable. Similar to prior experiences with this wine, it’s very Burgundian. Always solid. Still in a great drinking window.

Bright tawny color. Regal in the glass. Notes of tart cherries, dry herbs, a little menthol, earth, some mocha. The cherry note is strong and enjoyable. Similar to prior experiences with this wine, it’s very Burgundian. Always solid. Still in a great drinking window.

Oct 27th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

Ultra complex with terrific intensity. Red currant, black cherry jam, boysenberry, a subtle hint of cured meats, exotic spices and a gorgeous, long and balanced finish.

Ultra complex with terrific intensity. Red currant, black cherry jam, boysenberry, a subtle hint of cured meats, exotic spices and a gorgeous, long and balanced finish.

Oct 4th, 2019
Mike Saviage

Dark reddish color. Barely translucent.
Herb and medicinal nose. Notes of bright fruit, kirsch, dark soil, cherry and some Herbs de Provence. Rich, powerful and hot/alcoholic in the mouth. Long finish. Not the CdP style I tend to search for.

Dark reddish color. Barely translucent.
Herb and medicinal nose. Notes of bright fruit, kirsch, dark soil, cherry and some Herbs de Provence. Rich, powerful and hot/alcoholic in the mouth. Long finish. Not the CdP style I tend to search for.

Sep 15th, 2019