1987 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • dbkitc wrote:

    July 31, 2017 - What a surprise. Terrible year, 30 years old...this is why you drink wine and don't wed yourself to critics or scores. Lots of earthy sweet red fruit. Mature for sure, I found this in the back of the cellar and am glad I did. Drink up. Not monumental by any means but a bottle that provides elemental Chateuneuf pleasure. (86)

  • schwank Likes this wine:

    December 30, 2014 - I'm not a points guy but this definitely warrants far better than the current 84.5 CT average. Cork was really funky and dropped into the bottle with minimal pressure from the Ah So. Decanted with a filter to remove the hefty sediment. But we were rewarded with a really nice bottle - far less funk than I was expecting, with a nice deep red fruit and garrigue that only picked up weight over a couple hours. Color appeared quite young too, with deep reds and no heavy bricking. Overall this was a really pleasant surprise from a bottle I thought might be too old.

  • acyso wrote: 78 points

    June 16, 2010 - Fully saturated cork that was extracted in one piece. Signs of bricking. A big whiff of brett, wet fur, hints of floral aromas, and dried dates. Wild and animalistic. Somewhat savoury attack on the palate, with notes of sour red fruits. Signs of oxidation? Definitely funky and definitely far past its prime. Metallic finish. Improved after some time in the glass and as well as overnight under vacuum.

  • Eric wrote:

    August 12, 2005 - 43 bottles of Château Beaucastel with Bob Parker (Mark's Duck House, Falls Church, VA): This has a nice, funky nose.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1987
  • 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 0633135974108, 089419214062

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  • In Cellars 63 (79%)
  • Consumed 17 (21%)

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