1985 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 1999 - 2012 (Edit)
CT92.8 147 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 137

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    October 15, 2021 - Some darker, almost cassis notes. It's dried fruit and maybe a bit of potpourri. Drinking really nicely. Tasty.

  • Hawkeye_Addict Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 30, 2021 - Charcuterie and masserated strawberries. Enough said. Delicious.

  • akoe Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 24, 2021 - Tasted blind. Beautiful nose of red cherries, menthol, and lots of depth while at the same time being quite delicate (in a good way). Excellent balance on the palate with flavors of red berries, good acidity and structure. Very long finish. Awesome wine, this even got better with air in the glass. 95-96, erring on the high side here.

  • johnh1001 wrote: 93 points

    May 8, 2021 - Very pretty strawberry and charcuterie. Soft and open.

  • jgh123 Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 16, 2021 - Almost as good as the last bottle. CdP doesn't get much better than this!

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  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2008, Issue #18, Château de Beaucastel: One of Châteauneuf’s Greatest Estates

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 12/27/2007 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/10/2014 (link) 96 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricked medium red violet color with light, floating sediment; mature, lifted, spice, nutmeg, chocolate hazelnut pudding nose; mature, rich and flavorful, baked berry, plum, licorice palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/28/2012 (link) 96 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricked medium dark red violet color; light brett, savory, tart baked plum, light smoke nose; tasty, sweet tobacco, light brett, ginger cake palate; long finish 96+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/13/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricking medium dark red violet color; a little stewy, roasted plum, anise, oak, garrigue nose; mature, roasted fruit, garrigue, anise palate, a rather chunky version of the '85 Beau; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/21/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Slightly bricking medium red color with pale meniscus; mature, beef gravy, lamb gravy nose; mature, but solid, tart cherry, tart red fruit, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/28/2010 (link) 96 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricked medium dark red violet color with clear meniscus; leather, tobacco, touch of barnyard, garrigue nose; tasty, youthful, garrigue, cherry, tobacco, mineral, licorice palate; medium-plus finish (group's WOTF)

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/17/2006 (link) 94 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) A little iodine and leather on nose; very tasty, mature, with tart red fruit, leather, balsamic notes, and firm tannins still; long finish 94+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1985
  • 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 089419214062, 633135052103, 633135142101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 718 (63%)
  • Consumed 422 (37%)

Food Pairing

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