2003 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2010 - 2023 (Edit)
CT90.9 410 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 317

  • Hanibal Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 12, 2021 - For a hot year this does not show it. Beginning to show some tertiary notes. But the fruit is still present. Went perfectly with braised rib. Same note as last year

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  • jyensan Does not like this wine: 89 points

    September 10, 2021 - Seems out of balance. Drank over the course of 3 hours. OK, but not great.

  • PMJak11 Does not like this wine: 87 points

    August 20, 2021 - Best of my three bottles, but not great. PnP’d and drank over 2hrs. Medium red color with rusty edges. Rust, blood, and floral elements on the nose. Wine is thin with olives, rust, and subtle prune elements. Definitely past prime. Medium finish.

  • bucktooth22 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 19, 2021 - Decanted for 1 hr (didn’t need to). See through ruby color, medium viscosity, beautiful tart cherries, bananas, vanilla, kiwi aroma. Medium Dry, light-to-medium body, highly mouth watering, cherry & white nectarine taste, light-to-medium tannins. Overall stick-your-nose aromatic fragrant, delicious wine.

  • liber Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 14, 2021 - 11th of 24, decanted 30 minutes, perfect cork and level, another fine showing of this consistent wine, mourvedre notes now more apparent and less aggressively peppery than hitherto, more to my taste than the Bosquet on same night, no rush, limited upside. F+ (18).

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 2/28/2009 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/23/2008 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2006, IWC Issue #124 (link)

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  • By Lyle Fass
    3/21/2009 (link)

    (Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape) This was a victim of this horrendously hot and dry vintage. Jammy, black and overripe fruit. Some heat showing and just tasted like liquid raisins. That's what happens when you harvest raisins, you get raisin juice. I love Beaucastel but not this year.

  • By Richard Jennings
    11/17/2006 (link) 93 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Big ripe cherry, hint of licorice, vanilla nose; nice plush entry, sweet ripe fruit, with good sous bois; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    6/16/2006 (link) 92 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Sharp nose of pungent plum with floral notes and a hint of something savory; tasty ripe plum and cherry palate; medium tart cherry finish 92+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • 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 080696920264, 089419212006, 089419212013, 089419212037, 089419212075, 089419212082, 089419214031, 089419214062, 089419219968, 3488421003089, 3488421304025, 4000137615388, 633135032105, 633135033102, 633135034109, 633135052103, 633135142101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 81 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,416 (62%)
  • Consumed 2,644 (37%)

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