Red

2003 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 214

  • Mads Eriksen wrote: (90 points)

    June 25, 2016 - Store forventninger der ikke helt bliver opfyldt. Moden i farven. Lidt funk, frugt, kompleks, rund og harmonisk i duften. Moden vin tænker man. Lidt over the hill eller oxidering i duften der indikerer at vinen ikke er helt på toppen. Smagen er harmonisk men mangler lidt. Elegant old school der ikke skriger CdP. Kan ikke finde den overmodenhed som andre anmeldelser skriver om.

  • jsmorris707 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    May 28, 2016 - Double decanted then SO'd for a couple of hrs, crimson, no brick, dark fruit with spice, soft tannins, mod. long finish; delicious & at peak IMHO

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  • KeithAkers wrote: (81 points)

    May 20, 2016 - Birthday Celebration Chateauneuf-Du-Papes (Bill's, Wilmette IL): Nose: This certainly showed the hot vintage as it lacked depth and was rather simple with a more stewed profiled of licorice, black berries, and raspberries.

    Taste: Medium/full bodied with medium- acidity and hard tannins. The structure was on the stern side that seems like it will never fade. It also carried through the more stewed profile with licorice, black berries, and raspberries.

    Overall: This seemed more like a weak Cotes Du Rhone than even a decent Chateauneuf-Du-Pape. This was okay at best, but it just paled in comparison to all of the other CdPs on the night.

  • TexasBob Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 15, 2016 - Pretty garnet red. Pure cherries on the nose. Lovely thick, robust texture. Delicious notes of red cherries and chocolate. There is a wonderful bitterness in the finish.

  • EhrlichDY wrote: flawed

    March 29, 2016 - Something gone wrong here. Thin and volatile with no fruit.

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 2/28/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    December 2008 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/23/2008 (link)

    (Ch de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    3/21/2009 (link)

    (Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape) This was a victim of this horrendously hot and dry vintage. Jammy, black and overripe fruit. Some heat showing and just tasted like liquid raisins. That's what happens when you harvest raisins, you get raisin juice. I love Beaucastel but not this year.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2007 (link) (17-18?) points

    (Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape) Very dark on inspection, and a touch glossy even. Very typical of 2003 on the nose, rather than of Beaucastel, emitting the same roasted confit cherry fruit I have also found in Tuscany and Bordeaux when tasting or drinking this vintage. Notes of black pepper too, perhaps the Syrah showing through? Rich and creamy, perhaps unsurprisingly, with lots of extract, texture and substance. Rather a touch of bitter cherry here, on the edge, but still a broad, mouthfilling, ripe and rich style. Loads of structure. Grippy finish. The palate is very typical of the vintage too, then! I am unsure as to how this one will develop.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/17/2006 (link) 93 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Big ripe cherry, hint of licorice, vanilla nose; nice plush entry, sweet ripe fruit, with good sous bois; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/16/2006 (link) 92 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Sharp nose of pungent plum with floral notes and a hint of something savory; tasty ripe plum and cherry palate; medium tart cherry finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château de Beaucastel
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Codes 089419212037, 633135032105, 633135034109

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 83 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,406 (74%)
  • Consumed 1,470 (25%)

Food Pairing

Cheese

Who Likes This Wine

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