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View From the Cellar

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/4/2011, (See more on 94 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 1st bottle - Bricking, light medium red color with 5 millimeter clear meniscus; autumnal, dried red fruit, mushroom, sweet meat jus nose; tasty, mature, ginger caked, dried berry, earthy palate; medium-plus finish 91 pts.

    2nd bottle - Bricking, light medium red color with clear meniscus; nice, meat jus, brett, venison jus, mushroom nose; tasty, mature, tangy, brett, sweet meat jus, ginger cake, venison jus palate, much better and gripper than first bottle; medium-plus finish 94+ pts.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    State of Bordeaux, Day Two, 4/4/2006 92 points

    (Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape) was another left turn, but more slight of a turn. It had a mild nose by comparison to the Burgundies yet also had some Burgundian edges to its fruit. Aromas of meat, red fruits, leather, earth and leather slinked out, along with bits of sap, soy, oil and rust. The palate was very hearty with lots of acidity and nice, medium-bright red fruit with autumnal edges, earth and light grit to its finish
  • By John Kapon
    Dom Perignon, 12 Angry Men, Auction Lunch and a Holiday Party, 12/13/2004 92 points

    (Chateau de Beaucastel) had an open nose with a mesquite edge and a fields of wheat thing, with great earth and leather. It had a good stink like&like&no comment, and a worstechire (someone teach me how to spell that please) splash. The palate was still intense despite some age with an older, gamy, earthy Provencal palate, and Chateauneuf was suspected by many. Flavors were a bit dirty, and there was still a boatload of alcohol on the palate.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/30/2004, (See more on 96 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Truffle, beef, borscht nose; rich, very tasty, truffle, black fruit, borscht, chocolate, caramel palate; long finish 96+ pts.


  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2001, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18 points

    (Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape) A richly coloured mahogany wine, impressive after the 1991. On the nose, complex secondary aromas of rubber and leather armchairs. There are gamy, animalistic notes, with marmite and an organic, grainy, animal-feed, yeast extract aroma. Quite full on entry, with more gamy, animal-like flavours and lovely red fruits. There are soft, integrated tannins, with perfectly correct acidity and a full, rich texture. Good balance has seen this wine through, and it finishes very well with a slightly peppery length.

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