Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.275 ratings
9.225 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Too modern for me. Not my style at all

Too modern for me. Not my style at all

Nov 19th, 2017
Elizabeth

Deep ruby, clean, medium (+) intensity, black cherries, jamminess, cloves, meat and some wood on the nose; dry, medium (-) acidity, medium tannins, high alcohol, black cherries and plums, baked fruits, dried herbs, wood and game on the palate, medium (+) body and intensity; smooth, very good quality

Deep ruby, clean, medium (+) intensity, black cherries, jamminess, cloves, meat and some wood on the nose; dry, medium (-) acidity, medium tannins, high alcohol, black cherries and plums, baked fruits, dried herbs, wood and game on the palate, medium (+) body and intensity; smooth, very good quality

Oct 8th, 2016
Tracy Hall

Young and promising. Very food friendly!

Young and promising. Very food friendly!

Jan 28th, 2016
Gus Kalaris

Surprisingly average

Surprisingly average

Oct 25th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.1

Spicy saline twang, plenty of traction on the mid palate

Spicy saline twang, plenty of traction on the mid palate

Oct 14th, 2015
Mikey Giugni

Owner/Winemaker Scar of the Sea wines & ciders

9.7

2012. Dust, red fruit, herbs. This wine has it all. Drink it in 5 years

2012. Dust, red fruit, herbs. This wine has it all. Drink it in 5 years

Jun 29th, 2015
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Super young and guess Telegraph blind but meaty and fine.

Super young and guess Telegraph blind but meaty and fine.

May 16th, 2015
Eileen Hallmark

The 2012 was singing last night.

The 2012 was singing last night.

Apr 28th, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.5

Has a bit of that animal that beaucastel is so well known for lots of mixed berry fruit, wild flowes and herbs still very youthful the 2001 is showing a bit of age some dried meats and an array of dried flowers maybe starting its second stage in life secondary flavors the soils becoming more apparent truffle forest floor after the rains tobacco leaves. These two vintages are similar

Has a bit of that animal that beaucastel is so well known for lots of mixed berry fruit, wild flowes and herbs still very youthful the 2001 is showing a bit of age some dried meats and an array of dried flowers maybe starting its second stage in life secondary flavors the soils becoming more apparent truffle forest floor after the rains tobacco leaves. These two vintages are similar

Apr 21st, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.4

Quince white peach fruit white flowers honeysuckle and rock like mineral 10% white wine made here mostly roussanne on limestone extracts the mineral salt and sea bead very rich buttered brioche mango very exotic a slightly oily texture iodine like character the vv is made from one parcel planted in 1909. Very complex with rich and still quite fresh this wine ages very well but does go through a dormant oxidative phase 8-10 years after the vintage.

Quince white peach fruit white flowers honeysuckle and rock like mineral 10% white wine made here mostly roussanne on limestone extracts the mineral salt and sea bead very rich buttered brioche mango very exotic a slightly oily texture iodine like character the vv is made from one parcel planted in 1909. Very complex with rich and still quite fresh this wine ages very well but does go through a dormant oxidative phase 8-10 years after the vintage.

Apr 21st, 2015