Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

9.265 ratings
9.221 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
Eric Egan

The wine was in much better condition than the label! Kept in a damp but reliable cellar. Saying that, it was perhaps a little more muted than expected. Left for a good while but didn’t really open up more in the glass. Still, it was a pleasure to drink.

The wine was in much better condition than the label! Kept in a damp but reliable cellar. Saying that, it was perhaps a little more muted than expected. Left for a good while but didn’t really open up more in the glass. Still, it was a pleasure to drink.

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2018
Nico J. Snyman

Bretty as all fuck, but I actually enjoy that, as too many wines are going down the pristine route now, I think if we lose these funky gems then French classics will have become just like all the rest.

Bretty as all fuck, but I actually enjoy that, as too many wines are going down the pristine route now, I think if we lose these funky gems then French classics will have become just like all the rest.

Dec 7th, 2016
Mark Williamson

Juicy, soft & luscious, surprisingly elegant with fresh dry tannins on finish behind a liquorish mid pallet.

Juicy, soft & luscious, surprisingly elegant with fresh dry tannins on finish behind a liquorish mid pallet.

Mar 28th, 2016
Rachel Gendreau

The real McCoy, a mighty fine expression, even more evolved the next day

The real McCoy, a mighty fine expression, even more evolved the next day

Jan 3rd, 2016
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.6

In a perfect window to enjoy. Really great pairing with duck breast.

In a perfect window to enjoy. Really great pairing with duck breast.

Aug 3rd, 2015
Sean Genn

1995. This had the potential to be a great wine. All the stuffing was there but there is just too much Brett.

1995. This had the potential to be a great wine. All the stuffing was there but there is just too much Brett.

May 25th, 2015
Robert Love

Black currant, tobacco, and smoke on the nose. Tame and loving in the mouth. Killer finish. No Brett? Wonderful now and for at least 5 more years. #Beaucastel

Black currant, tobacco, and smoke on the nose. Tame and loving in the mouth. Killer finish. No Brett? Wonderful now and for at least 5 more years. #Beaucastel

Dec 30th, 2014
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.8

Seaweed.

Seaweed.

Apr 30th, 2013
Eric Urbani

No rating, flawed wine (corked, oxidized, volatiles). Ironic that it was the youngest of the bunch by 10 years

No rating, flawed wine (corked, oxidized, volatiles). Ironic that it was the youngest of the bunch by 10 years

Jul 12th, 2019
Doug Powers

En magnum. Complex redfruit and garrigue aromas and flavors, fruit is still somewhat youthful, balanced, just a bit of alcohol shows in the finish, should go another 10+ years easily.

En magnum. Complex redfruit and garrigue aromas and flavors, fruit is still somewhat youthful, balanced, just a bit of alcohol shows in the finish, should go another 10+ years easily.

Jun 24th, 2018