Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.3107 ratings
9.340 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
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
Shay A
9.3

This was served blind. My guess was CdP around 20-25yrs old...just a few years off. Brilliantly clean and pure. Raspberry, blackberry, tea leaf and clove leap from the glass. The core of this wine is raspberry through and through. Earthy and dusty, and a small dose of black peppercorn spice (normally I pick up a lot of this in their youth). Brambly and complex. Drinking well.

This was served blind. My guess was CdP around 20-25yrs old...just a few years off. Brilliantly clean and pure. Raspberry, blackberry, tea leaf and clove leap from the glass. The core of this wine is raspberry through and through. Earthy and dusty, and a small dose of black peppercorn spice (normally I pick up a lot of this in their youth). Brambly and complex. Drinking well.

Aug 31st, 2019
Mike Saviage

Tawny with light rims. Great nose. Notes of wispy herbs, pepper, sappy kirsch liqueur and some dry dust. Nicely balanced fruit with perfect structure to match. Elegant and classy.

Tawny with light rims. Great nose. Notes of wispy herbs, pepper, sappy kirsch liqueur and some dry dust. Nicely balanced fruit with perfect structure to match. Elegant and classy.

Aug 14th, 2019
Eric Urbani

From the other famed vintage. Outstanding

From the other famed vintage. Outstanding

Jul 12th, 2019
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.3

Still young. #chateaudebeaucastel #chateauneufdupape #rhonevalley #ctbucklinwine

Still young. #chateaudebeaucastel #chateauneufdupape #rhonevalley #ctbucklinwine

Oct 17th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Reddish amber, clear, bright and mostly translucent. Great nose with notes of cranberry, dried herbs, plum, white pepper and a little smoke. In the mouth this is instantly open for business. Silky and smooth. Lovely fruit, balanced with wonderful structure and energy. Long lasting finish. This wine continues to perform, with no sign of decline on the horizon.

Reddish amber, clear, bright and mostly translucent. Great nose with notes of cranberry, dried herbs, plum, white pepper and a little smoke. In the mouth this is instantly open for business. Silky and smooth. Lovely fruit, balanced with wonderful structure and energy. Long lasting finish. This wine continues to perform, with no sign of decline on the horizon.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2018
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.7

Love 1990 Rhones! No doubt hints of Brett, but quickly buried beneath beautiful red fruit. Powerful mid palate, long long finish

Love 1990 Rhones! No doubt hints of Brett, but quickly buried beneath beautiful red fruit. Powerful mid palate, long long finish

Dec 17th, 2016
Mitja Sirk

Production La Subida, Aceto Sirk

9.1

Truly a great bottle. Complex and balanced. Very enjoyable..

Truly a great bottle. Complex and balanced. Very enjoyable..

Dec 14th, 2016
Mike Saviage

Tawny red. Translucent. Great nose of mellow fruit, spice, herbs de Provence, a little wood. Perfect balance of aged fruit and structure. In a great drinking window.

Tawny red. Translucent. Great nose of mellow fruit, spice, herbs de Provence, a little wood. Perfect balance of aged fruit and structure. In a great drinking window.

Jun 12th, 2016
Mike Saviage

Light ruby with reddish orange rims. Translucent and light in the glass. Exotic nose with herbs de Provence, rhubarb, white pepper, and funk. Huge wine in the mouth. The herbs mix with the fruit to provide a great finish. This 90 always delivers.

Light ruby with reddish orange rims. Translucent and light in the glass. Exotic nose with herbs de Provence, rhubarb, white pepper, and funk. Huge wine in the mouth. The herbs mix with the fruit to provide a great finish. This 90 always delivers.

Feb 28th, 2016