1986 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 1996 - 2010 (Edit)
CT89.9 76 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 70

  • HowardNZ Likes this wine:

    February 23, 2019 - Wines at the February 2019 Magnum dinner (Noble Rot, Wellington, NZ): A small pour, served blind. Also, apparently a somewhat flawed bottle - a little TCA or heat damage? - but a wine I nonetheless liked. The meaty, savoury, earthy, old fashioned Rhone bouquet showed both some age and a little more brettanomyces than I would prefer (I can enjoy low levels of brett in the right context). Similar on palate, evolved, leathery with hints of tobacco leaf. Reminding me - in some ways - of a thick, slow cooked beef stew. Also, plummy, earthy, mushroomy and a little tarry. The brett was also there on palate and the Châteauneuf was somewhat rustic with a suggestion of alcoholic heat. Overall, for all of its faults, I thought it a characterful, compelling and enjoyable wine. However, even allowing for a wide degree of bottle variation here, it's time to drink up.

  • rashecellar Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 26, 2018 - Still a little life left in this beauty, although it is certainly showing age.

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  • T.E.D. wrote: 90 points

    March 3, 2018 - Still enjoyable and approachable, albeit falls apart quickly. Tart cranberry notes followed by brush and gravel. Hints if Brett with air time.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 82 points

    May 17, 2017 - On the bright side, the finish was short. Tea in color, while you could find hints of strawberry, there was more of a metallic edge paired with barnyard, herbs earth and pepper on the nose. Tart and lacking in fruit, this is on the downward spiral.

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  • T.E.D. wrote: 89 points

    May 5, 2017 - Drinking similar to my other bottles, except perhaps a bit softer and more mellow, with minimal distinguishing notes.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2013, Issue #46, Recently Tasted Rhône Wines Revisiting One of My Favorite Regions of Yesteryear

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  • By Richard Jennings
    7/17/2004 (link) 95 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) From magnum - beautiful garrigue nose; youthful, ripe cherry and garrigue palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • 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 089419212990, 089419214062

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  • In Cellars 272 (63%)
  • Consumed 161 (37%)

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