Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.4104 ratings
9.537 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

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
Eric Urbani

From the famed vintage. Outstanding

From the famed vintage. Outstanding

Jul 13th, 2019
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

8.5

Dusty, mature, spicy, green, tomato leaf, uninspiring

Dusty, mature, spicy, green, tomato leaf, uninspiring

Jun 5th, 2019
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
Mike Saviage

From a perfect looking bottle with a high fill, not from the leaker batch. Still on the purple side of tawny. Translucent, young and light on its feet. Bright noble nose with high pitched notes of Herbs de Provence, raspberry, rhubarb. Has an animalistic kind of mouth feel, rich and exotic. Evolves in the glass nicely, becomes more powerful with air. Had this many times and this has to be the best of them.

From a perfect looking bottle with a high fill, not from the leaker batch. Still on the purple side of tawny. Translucent, young and light on its feet. Bright noble nose with high pitched notes of Herbs de Provence, raspberry, rhubarb. Has an animalistic kind of mouth feel, rich and exotic. Evolves in the glass nicely, becomes more powerful with air. Had this many times and this has to be the best of them.

Sep 8th, 2017
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.1

A perfect pairing with blue velvet slippers.

A perfect pairing with blue velvet slippers.

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jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.8

Mood

Mood

Jan 20th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Beautiful and balanced. Velvet power.

Beautiful and balanced. Velvet power.

Nov 18th, 2016
Doug Kahn

Lovely

Lovely

Nov 17th, 2016
Sean Genn

Best 89 Beaucastel I've had. No Brett at all. Holding up beautifully.

Best 89 Beaucastel I've had. No Brett at all. Holding up beautifully.

May 8th, 2016