Red

1990 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 536

  • Papies wrote: 94 points

    August 9, 2020 - BBQ at The Papies (The Papies, Elizabeth St, London): Every time we open this wine is a bit of a coin toss as we have had many bad bottles along with some great. This time it landed on heads. And it was beautiful. We did not decant just left it to breath.
    And it was singing all the way. Soft yet full of life, smoky, light dark fruits, herbs de Provence all the way and exactly what we wanted. A superb example of a well aged CdP from a great vintage. 94

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  • fclarity wrote: 94 points

    July 11, 2020 - From a perfect looking bottle, the this wine had a deep red center and light red/orange rims. The medium intensity nose put forth cassis, cherries, soy, and some roasted meat.

    In the mouth, this wine was rich and ripe with notable rounded tannin and solid acidity. It had nice balance and excellent length.

    This wine had a slightly alcoholic/astringent element that held back its score. However, this was a nice bottle, better than average. Drink up!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • vinhonotte Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 14, 2020 - Fine Wines SG - Rhone Tasting Set (Delivered to Home): Deep ruby, with browning and fading edges. Aromas of paprika, blackberry, fern, and smoke. Soft tannins, big alcohol heat, blackberry flavours, and a savoury kick of pepper, meats, mushroom and soy. The mushrooms and meats persist, to a very long finish. Excellent wine!

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • Papies wrote: 94 points

    April 16, 2020 - Ah the Joy fo a great bottle of 1990 CdP! after a few off bottles this beauty came along and reminded us why a few year sao we said this would be the wine to buy if one could only buy just one wine!
    The nose was capable to launch a 1000 ships. Soft and elegant, herbs de provence, light smoky meat, earthy, soft sweet undertone of fruit. Beautiful and so expressive from the pop f the cork . We left the wine to relax and did not decant fearing it fragile. The palate is very healthy and alive, soft and elegant and follows the nose on that albeit the nose is supreme. Super slid wine but we fear more of a function f individual bottles of this as so many we had were sub par. Solid still. 94-95 on this.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Brain Capers Likes this wine:

    April 4, 2020 - Has aged wonderfully. Cork was pretty much gone. Really enjoyed drinking, can’t imagine it’s going to improve, so drink up.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    Cellar Favorite: 1978 & 1990 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Dec 2019), 12/1/2019 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2017, Issue #69, Recently- Tasted Rhône Wines

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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, 089419214062, 633135052103, 633135142101

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  • Pending Delivery 48 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,948 (59%)
  • Consumed 2,022 (40%)

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Butterfly lamb, Cabinbert, game or hard cheeses., qui, Solo, st em

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