Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.258 ratings
9.315 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 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
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.0

From 375 ml. Pretty ripe, even for CDP. Good, but not great. Drink now.

From 375 ml. Pretty ripe, even for CDP. Good, but not great. Drink now.

Aug 20th, 2017
Michael L S

A rainy vintage but... this is dark, rich, dense and very powerful. Lots of earthiness on the finish. Anise, dark fruit flavors. Showing well.

A rainy vintage but... this is dark, rich, dense and very powerful. Lots of earthiness on the finish. Anise, dark fruit flavors. Showing well.

2 people found it helpfulDec 4th, 2016
Stewart Cameron

Meaty, fig, pepper, spice, anise. Wonderful!

Meaty, fig, pepper, spice, anise. Wonderful!

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2014
Michael L S

Showing well. Dense and rich, with a nice tannic grip. For an off vintage this is a very good chateauneauf.

Showing well. Dense and rich, with a nice tannic grip. For an off vintage this is a very good chateauneauf.

Nov 5th, 2016
Kathleen Inman

Initially pine resin and cassis in the nose. As it opens more red meat and oil cured olives. Dark dried cherry, star anise, harsh tannins, still a baby. Changed a lot in the glass. Would decant.

Initially pine resin and cassis in the nose. As it opens more red meat and oil cured olives. Dark dried cherry, star anise, harsh tannins, still a baby. Changed a lot in the glass. Would decant.

Jun 21st, 2015
Faith Wells

Media Epoch Estate Wines

9.6

Treated to this delicious gem.

Treated to this delicious gem.

May 28th, 2014
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

9.3

2008. Another poetic review: dense and deep. This is for sitting in a leather armchair next to a fire, with the first snowfall of the season outside. Dark wood panelling and bookshelves.

2008. Another poetic review: dense and deep. This is for sitting in a leather armchair next to a fire, with the first snowfall of the season outside. Dark wood panelling and bookshelves.

Feb 25th, 2014
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Off-vintage love. Showed nice balance. Dark fruit, earth, spice. Closed down a little at the end of the night, but very pleasant overall.

Off-vintage love. Showed nice balance. Dark fruit, earth, spice. Closed down a little at the end of the night, but very pleasant overall.

May 16th, 2015
John Zuzek

Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving dinner.

Nov 23rd, 2018