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1990 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 523

  • Chainthroer wrote: 94 points

    October 22, 2019 - Cosnistent with my notes of 12-13-15 - "Blackberry, black cherry, roasted meat, saddle leather, tobacco, peppercorn, a little bret, some Provencal herbs, spice, touches of bacon fat and cigar box." The wine was a little better in my earlier tastings, but still a good wine.

  • Monty Belleau Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 12, 2019 - I bought this wine "en primeur", lost it in a house fire and was able to replace the case. I now have just three bottles left.

    Double-decanted and poured it straight away, to allow it to evolve and open in the glass.

    Mature, pale brick colour, but no sign of browning.
    The intense nose combines deep bouquet of cured meat, cedar, mushroom and gentle spices with some still bright red fruit.
    Palate is developed, umami, earthy flavour, sous-bois and gentle cooked cherries, melon (brett). Finishes long and fresh.

    I have to say, this is my perfect wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Marc wrote: 96 points

    October 9, 2019 - The quintessential Beaucastel. Fully mature, but has the makings of a 50-year wine. Tree bark, tobacco, cigar smoke, leather, raspberry, feral notes, camphor, opulent fruit. Tremendously complex, and quite structured. Not as round or forward as the 1989, this structured wine is on,y starting to show the gorgeous transparency that Beaucastel develops. Generally I occurs around 25, but here we are at 29....96 plus ...

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Song111 Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 30, 2019 - Fully matured, the notes by the group described it better than I can, so I won't be adding to it. Over a meal, I thouroughly enjoy this wine, more so than the Guigal la Landonne 1991 (technically I have to score the Guigal much higher 96-97), which was opened at the same dinner.

  • Strikermax wrote: 92 points

    September 22, 2019 - Past its prime, but still enjoyable nonetheless.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2017, Issue #69, Recently- Tasted Rhône Wines

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/5/2015 (link)

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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 Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/30/2015 (link) 94 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricking very dark red violet color; mature, dried berry, dried cherry, baked cherry, anise, spice nose; rich, tasty, mature, dried berry, dried cherry, baked cherry, licorice palate with less acidity than the 1989; medium-plus finish 94+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/7/2014 (link) 94 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricked medium red violet color; mature, licorice, dried berry, talc, raspberry preserves, brett nose; mature, tasty, raspberry jam, dried berry, anise, garrigue palate; long finish 94+ points

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/1/2011 (link) 95 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Group's #2 (my #3) – 80 pts.; 4, 2, 3, 2 - bricking medium red violet color with thin clear meniscus; ethereal, sweet smoke, dried cherry, dried berry, spice box nose; tasty, ripe, hedonistic, dried berry, tart chocolate, charcoal, sweet tobacco palate; medium-plus finish 95+ points (easily guessed it as '90 Beau in this blindtasting)

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/20/2009 (link) 95 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricking light medium red color with pale meniscus; sexy, lavender, brett, bramble, lamb jus, smoke and roasted meat nose; tasty, brett, tart red fruit, bramble, horseradish, pepper and mushroom palate; medium-plus finish 95+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/12/2008 (link) 96 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) From magnum - medium cherry red color with clarity and pale meniscus; gorgeous garrigue, liquid pepper, smokehouse smoke nose; great, youthful tart cherry, garrigue and white pepper palate, with depth and soul; medium-plus finish 96+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/25/2008 (link) 92 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Group's #3 (my #6) – 68 pts; 2, 1, 2, 1 – Lightest in color of the bunch, light medium red with pale meniscus; funky, barnyard and tart plum nose; tasty, tart plum, garrigue and mineral palate; medium finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/12/2008 (link) 95 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Sweet cherry, baked cherry and vanilla nose; deep, tasty and youthful tart cherry and strawberry palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/8/2008 (link) 96 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Dark brick red color with pale meniscus; gorgeous, mature, truffle nose; very tasty, wonderful mature CdP, with tart lamb jus and plum; medium-plus finish (WOTF)

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/19/2007 (link) 96 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Slightly cloudy garnet red color; slightly horsy nose, with mushroom, borscht, autumn leaves and herbs; tasty, wonderful, elegant kirsch fruit; long finish 96+ pts (4 votes, including mine, for WOTF)

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/17/2007 (link) 97 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Lovely cherry, and Kirsch nose; gorgeous, rich, cherry, plum, black fruit, beef and fig palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/30/2004 (link) 96 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Black fruit, caramel nose; lovely, very expressive and developed, meaty, beefy palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    3/5/2004 (link) 95 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Mature, cherry, caramel nose; tasty, mature, eucalyptus, strawberry, cherry, borscht palate; medium finish

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  • By Chris Kissack
    August 2001 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape) Similarly rich colour. Intense fruit, rich with aromas of roasted garrigue herbs, with nuances of ink and wet stones. A rich and hedonistic wine on entry, with an immediately apparent full and velvety texture. Despite its age this big and muscular wine still has a wealth of tannins, but with fine acidity and such rich fruit this wine will go the distance. Ripe fruits, with some aromatic, almost floral notes. A spicy, tannic finish, and some considerable length. This wine is still on the way up, and should be superb.

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2000 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape) A rich, deep, mahogany red, by far the most richly coloured wine in this flight. Peppery black fruit on the nose. The palate has sweet, richly spicy and aromatic black fruit. Superb tannins and acidity. Tannins still very noticeable on the finish.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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 089419212983, 633135052103, 633135142101

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  • Pending Delivery 45 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,868 (59%)
  • Consumed 1,914 (40%)

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