Red

1990 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2002 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 563

  • Caruso Likes this wine: 97 points

    October 9, 2021 - Lucid garnet with orange tinted rim. Smoky nose with truffles, red fruits and some orange peel. On the palate this is unbelievable complex, balanced and silky with most of its tannins shed. Finishing on its balancing refreshing acidity with smoky fruit notes. So intense but light on its feet and elegant. 5/14/19/9. Since release perfectly stored bottles like this will hold through for some more years and then slowly decline. -2025+

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  • rnellans wrote: 93 points

    August 28, 2021 - Tucson Lunch Bunch En Magnum dinner: Served en magnum at our wine group dinner. Very funky nose with some Brett, red fruit, leather and herbs. The palate is ripe, smooth with sweet fruit. Soft tannins and excellent finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • King Julien wrote: 94 points

    July 31, 2021 - Decanted about 1 hour.

  • jsternh Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 17, 2021 - Red with brick around the edges. Obviously aged character. Buttered popcorn on the nose, the fruit os muted at this point, the length is incredible. I anticipate still tasting this tomorrow morning. Cork was very difficult but manageable. What a treat.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mdahar wrote: 93 points

    May 28, 2021 - Still juicy and with a full body. This is fully mature with no edge or tannins to speak of

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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

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 089419212006, 089419212068, 089419212983, 089419214062, 633135052103, 633135142101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 48 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,983 (57%)
  • Consumed 2,221 (42%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Butterfly lamb, Cabinbert, game or hard cheeses., qui, Solo, st em, With Cote de Boeuf grilled on the BBQ.

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