1998 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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  • Blake Brown Likes this wine:

    May 11, 2018 - 1998 CHATEAU de BEAUCASTEL CHATEAUNEUF du PAPE- Magnum; well, I`m called the Donnhoff the WOTN and then comes 2 more that shine equally as brightly; this had my favourite taste profile for a N. Rhone, lots of pepper and spice, in fact so much so, I would not have got this to be CdP in a blind tasting; even the nose had more of a Syrah like aroma and this is a Grenache dominated wine which some of the spiciness [and a little of the pepper] could be attributed to; additionally, there’s some earthy red cherry/ berry fruit delivered in a silky soft texture which enhances the sensory experience; this wine is ready now seemingly fully matured which also may be due to the major portion of Grenache which, as I understand it, is prone to oxidation.


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  • winemaker commented:

    11/13/18, 7:25 AM - Beaucastel uses less Grenache than almost all other producers of CdP. This wine is typically 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 30% Mourvedre with 10%, 5% and 15% of Counoise, Cinsault and Others. Most CdPs are 60%+ Grenache.

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