2004 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2012 - 2025 (Edit)
CT91.7 535 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 405

  • kfrench150 Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 20, 2021 - Quickie note. Medium dark ruby red with a garnet rim. Subtle, yet complex, nose of dried red fruit, tar (almost like an Italian), and warm herbs. Super smooth and perfectly balanced, no tannins left, soft acidity as well. Complex palate of red berries, tar and earthy notes. Long, dry finish. Excellent!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ridgerunner wrote: 70 points

    July 16, 2021 - the bottle was tainted and corked

  • thesternowl wrote: 93 points

    June 27, 2021 - Presented double-blind. Visually, showing a garnet color with an opaque core. Some slight browning at the edge; could be varietal characteristics…could be signs of age? On the nose, there’s lovely cherry fruit with a kiss of barnyard, some tomato leaf, earth and spices. There seemed to be signs of oak but likely large format (thinking botti or foudre). On the palate, cherries again with some bramble fruit, earth, and mushrooms mixed in for good measure. Medium + tannin; medium + acid. I vacillated between Italy and Southern France, ultimately settling on Brunello from a very good, traditional producer. I was so impressed to see this was Beaucastel. My first Beaucastel with some real age. If this is what these wines become with age, it’s no wonder why they are so beloved. Loads of life left. Bravo.

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  • tomlee wrote: 95 points

    June 15, 2021 - Dark crimson in color. 14% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, garrigue, roasted herbs and anise. Medium body with perfect acidity. Concentrated and powerful at 17 years of age. Cherries, kirsch, plums and pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Better than a bottle just a few years ago. Perhaps overlooked sandwiched between '03 and '05 but what a tremendous Beaucastel. I will wait until 2024 before opening my last bottle.

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  • Radders12345 Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 4, 2021 - Dinner at 28-50 Marylebone

    Bottle brought by a friend. Decanted by the Somm.
    Had as part of a flight alongside Tignanello 2010

    Wonderful nose. Lots going on. Dates, damson, a lovely meaty savouriness, old leather, pepper, but a light lifted aspect too. Could smell this all night.

    Palate: delicious dates and plums, some orange peel, spicy pepper and clove, gamey meat. Really luscious mouthfeel.

    This was singing, really delicious wine. It was more savoury than the Tig but both pared well with the ribeye steak.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/28/2009 (link) 91 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Medium dark red violet color; intriguing herbal, dried berry and baked plum nose; a bit narrow on palate, with tart plum, berry and graphite; medium finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/9/2007 (link) 91 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Chateauneuf tasting at Beltramo's: 1st bottle: peppery vanilla and tar nose with reduction; funky tight peppery plum palate; medium-plus finish 90+ pts.
    2nd bottle: similar nose, but more leather, tart fruit and plum on palate; medium-plus finish 91 pts.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Classic and Important Names in Wine., Episode #199, 3/13/2007 (link) 92 points

    (BEAUCASTEL DU PAPE RED) #1; COLOR-great, dark; NOSE-like a Tribeca sewer after a clean rain, hints of raspberry pie, real nice nose; TASTE-nice bottle, real spiciness coming through, great layers (dark chocolate mixed w/ a raspberry flavor); a little one-dimensional, solid bottle, great structure, VERY Young; RP-92/95; GV-92

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 0089419214116, 0633135044108, 089419212006, 089419212013, 089419212037, 089419212044, 089419212068, 089419212075, 089419212082, 089419212129, 089419212952, 089419212983, 089419212990, 089419214062, 2488417304085, 3488421004048, 3488421004086, 452398267501, 633135042104, 633135052103, 633135092109, 633135142101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 101 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,663 (64%)
  • Consumed 3,589 (35%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Baked Ziti, Costco Chicken, Grilled Ribeye, in Santa Fe for the COVID lock down. Drank with some grilled pork chops, Veg Lasagna

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