Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.273 ratings
9.226 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
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
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
Josh Orr

Was shutdown most of the night right until the very end when it finally opened up. Needs more time in the cellar

Was shutdown most of the night right until the very end when it finally opened up. Needs more time in the cellar

3 people found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
Al Shikoh

Dark ruby/black in color. Dark berries, earth, and smoked meat on the nose. Complex and multilayered on the palate with rich dark berry fruit, cinnamon, licorice, and primal, gamy notes. Fine grained tannins give a lovely texture leading to a long finish. Blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault with all the remaining permitted red Rhône varieties rounding out the balance. Just about a perfect wine which seems to be at the top of it's game now.

Dark ruby/black in color. Dark berries, earth, and smoked meat on the nose. Complex and multilayered on the palate with rich dark berry fruit, cinnamon, licorice, and primal, gamy notes. Fine grained tannins give a lovely texture leading to a long finish. Blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 5% Cinsault with all the remaining permitted red Rhône varieties rounding out the balance. Just about a perfect wine which seems to be at the top of it's game now.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2017
Carrie Bowden

Ridiculously sexy, smooth mouthfeel after 1.5-2hrs decanting. Nose is gamey with dark fruit, sweet licorice, herbs and hint of damson plum from 13yrs in bottle.

Ridiculously sexy, smooth mouthfeel after 1.5-2hrs decanting. Nose is gamey with dark fruit, sweet licorice, herbs and hint of damson plum from 13yrs in bottle.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2017
Rodolphe Péters

Winemaker Champagne Pierre Péters

8.9

Cigar Box Soft A Little bit too tired

Cigar Box Soft A Little bit too tired

May 24th, 2016
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.4

2004.

2004.

Mar 17th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

In great shape, drinks pretty young for an 11 year old CdP.

In great shape, drinks pretty young for an 11 year old CdP.

Dec 7th, 2015
David Metcalf

From a 375ml bottled for a German importer. Gamey, sanguine, and fruity but not too hot. Mature with years ahead.

From a 375ml bottled for a German importer. Gamey, sanguine, and fruity but not too hot. Mature with years ahead.

Oct 10th, 2015
Levi Glenn

Pretty awesome harvest/birthday lunch wine.

Pretty awesome harvest/birthday lunch wine.

Sep 26th, 2015