2012 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2018 - 2030 (Edit)
CT92.2 211 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 153

  • Al-Vino Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 9, 2021 - Magnum. Solid bottle with seemingly more depth and longer finish than my last note.

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  • Al-Vino Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 24, 2021 - Great nose and initial to mid palate. Finish not as long as expected for a wine of this pedigree. Lots of runway with the drinking window.

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  • theboot Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 17, 2021 - Complex and deep, full nose of ripe dark berries, red liquorice, herbs, and big Turk chocolate bar (is that just in Canada?). Rich on entry, feels even riper on the palate which isn’t typical for me when I taste. Tannins are quite soft, acid makes itself known, viscosity more so. Fights for balance on exit like an RWD super car out of a turn (it’s hot). A really well made and special wine. I like fruit to be in front for CdP and typically get to them young. This is right there before secondary takes over. Exactly what I needed to slow me down after a long week.

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  • kfrench150 Likes this wine: 97 points

    September 4, 2021 - Solid cork. Very little sediment - some chunky and a bit of smoke at the bottom of the pour. Deep ruby mulberry colour with perhaps just the beginning of some bricking at the rim, which is fairly transparent. Spiced red berries and plums, sandlewood, garrigue, fennel, beechnut, nutmeg and more on the nose. Just fantastic! Quite intoxicating on the nose. So many layers. So much going on! High glycerine, extract and alcohol, gobs and gobs of sweet, ripe fruit, quite lucious in the middle and then spicy on the tongue, with a finish that fans out and becomes feathery. As smooth as can be imagined. The tannins have been fully subsumed by the fruit at this point. With the nose, flavours and above all the texture, this has it all going on!

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  • Paul S wrote: 93 points

    July 7, 2021 - CDP Night (Song Ling Building): This was delicious. Quite a blockbuster in its youth, it has calmed down quite nicely to evolve into a really delightful mouthful. The nose surprisingly showed more Grenache than Mourvèdre or Syrah, with lifted notes of dark cherries and berries, a touch of violets and gentle spice, and then a lift of dried lavendar and just that hint of garrigue. Very nice indeed. Really nice on the palate too. Fresh, lively, with a good lick of acidity and fine tannins running through clean-cut flavours of black cherries and dark berries laced through with spice, garrigue, dried lavender, and then just that little kiss of licorice around the edges. Lovely finish too, with a kiss of powdery tannins and shades of exotic spice dashed over a bed of sweet plums and black cherries. Very nice indeed, and just starting to drink well. This really does have its best years ahead of it though - I would keep it in the cellar for another 6-8 years for best effect.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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, 0633135122424, 089419212013, 089419212082, 089419212105, 089419212129, 089419212990, 089419214062, 089419214123, 089419215120, 3142806743389, 3380651221236, 3473710107333, 3488421012036, 3488421012043, 3488421012081, 4000137591217, 633135092109, 633135122103, 633135123100, 633135124107, 633135132102, 633135142101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 420 (4%)
  • In Cellars 8,457 (76%)
  • Consumed 2,279 (20%)

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Chateaubriand, Geniessen Sie diesen Wein zu Entrecôte Café de Paris, Kalbsbäckchen, Lammfleisch und Wildgerichten, Tournedos Rossini oder Lammkeule mit Rosmarinjus. Ebenso passend zu dunklen Fleischsorten wie Rindsschmorbraten

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