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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/23/2011, (See more on 92 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricking medium dark red violet color; brett, earthy, iodine, baked plum, fig nose; tasty, mature, brett, tart plum, garrigue palate; medium-plus finish 92+ points
  • By Richard Jennings
    9/21/2010, (See more on 95 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricking red color with pale meniscus; brett, earthy, gravy, vinaigrette, pepper nose; tasty, mature, garrigue, pepper, dried berry, tangy palate; medium-plus finish


  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2001, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape) This wine looks very different, only slightly darker than the 1981, but a much more youthful red-purple hue. Loaded with fruit on the nose, with an edge of wet pebbles and stones. Freshly ground coffee. This wine seems so young! If I didn't know this was a wine from the early 1980s I would have thought it about five years old just on the nose. The palate doesn't really alter this impression, with plenty of rich and smoky black and red fruits. It is quite tightly held together, although smooth and finely textured, with balanced acidity. Tannins show up on the midpalate and finish leading to a great length. This wine has years ahead of it.

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