Red

2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2014 - 2028 (Edit)
CT93.3 955 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 680

  • Kierkegaard wrote: 94 points

    April 30, 2022 - At a nice spot right now. Double decanted and served after 2 hours to a Rib-eye

  • rwstorer wrote: 94 points

    April 22, 2022 - - Crimsom color. It's balanced with a medium/full body - Such a delight - such an amazing wine! Deep red color with a ton of life left in it. Excellent balance between acid, fruit, tannin and alcohol. Notes of chocolate, dried spices, and a slight sour cherry. Classic. Drink now or hold for another 4 to 6 years. What a beautiful wine!

    3 people found this helpful
  • nywine68 wrote: 95 points

    April 9, 2022 - In a beautiful spot today. Intense ripe fruit without being over the top. Figs, prunes and plums. Loam, wet earth and black olives. Tannins hidden in the background of a big round body. Good balance and freshness on the finish.

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

    April 4, 2022 - Beautiful after decanting for 2-3 hours. Balanced tannin and acidity with a relatively long finish. Drinking great now, but we'll see how my last bottle matures over the next year or two.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • ChateauDutremble Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 26, 2022 - Quel beau nez de fruits rouges mûrs, d'épices, de poussière...comme dans une vieille librairie ! Un vin fruité...saveurs de fruits rouges bien mûrs...cerise, ainsi que des épices. Les tannins sont fins. Complexe, texturé, chaud, harmonieux...très élégant ! Très longue finale sur une pointe de chocolat noir (50 %). Magnifique pour un vin de presque 15 ans ! Boire d'ici 5 ans encore.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    6/18/2012 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/5/2010 (link)

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    A focus on Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Issue #5, 8/31/2010 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/19/2011 (link) 93 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Very dark red violet color; chocolate, ginger cake, black fruit, fig nose; big, ginger cake, chocolate, cocoa powder, fig palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/15/2009 (link) 93 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 1st bottle - dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; somewhat stewed, ripe berry, plum nose with a green note; tight, ripe berry, mineral, garrigue, spicy, not fully integrated; medium-plus finish 91 pts.

    2nd bottle - dark cherry red color with pale meniscus; tart plum, baked plum, mineral, black fruit nose; berry, oak spice, plum, black fruit palate, more integrated than first (which may have been suffering from bottle shock?); medium-plus finish 93 pts.

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    11/11/2008 (link)

    (BEAUCASTEL rouge) 2007 Beaucastel Dear Friends, Of what I've tasted from the Rhone in 2007, the potential for this wine is about as high as any vintage since 1978 - it's longevity may eclipse the 1990 and the 1989 and the world-wide demand for it is so much stronger than it was at the release of either of those years. That adds up to a scarce commodity and the 2007 is going to be highly sought after. Back in 1990, you didn't have the Chinese, tax-free Hong Kong and Russian markets (not to mention areas of South America) and (in addition) a much broader awareness of this wine in the US with a new CdP hungry class that has turned to the Rhone after tiring of and casting aside Shiraz, Napa Cabernet and even expensive Bordeaux - it all adds up to a market that is going to be squeezed beyond belief (Parker's 2007 vintage comments have not helped - I will refrain from re-printing them as I'm sure you've read them ad-nauseum by many merchants attempting to peddle 2007 wine - the reviews speak for themselves). Simple supply/demand economics dictates that this wine should increase in value and, from a collectable nature, it's a fairly strong bet (it wouldn't shock me if were talking about the 2007 Beaucastel at this time next year as a contender for many 2009 #1 spots). With that in mind... I will make this clear - my guess is that you will certainly find this cheaper elsewhere (but act quickly when you see it). I would expect prices in the $65-69 range from other reputable merchants - try Daniel Posner at Grapes, Basins, Binny's, Wine Library, Sam's or Premier Cru (although grey marketers are going to have a pickle this year as Vineyard Brands has clamped down on the grey marketing of this wine by a strong margin over the 2005 and 2006 - there will be very little in the grey market pipeline). You can also try direct importing the wine out of the UK at the $50-55 level but I know allocations in the UK are so tight on the rouge (you will find dozens of listings for the 2007 blanc) that few (if any) merchants are even willing to list the wine. While I cannot offer you the lowest price, I can offer you guaranteed provenance - the best available. If your intention is to cellar the wine, that should be worth something. The reviews of this wine have (so far) been stellar - you can check the various sources. THIS PARCEL IS NOT VIA THE GREY MARKET - it is a pristine lot as direct from the source as possible VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as a painfully concentrated, organic expression of one of the great vintages of our generation: 2007 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape (rouge) Thank you, Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA Rhone7511

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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, 029419272075, 089419211078, 089419212006, 089419212013, 089419212037, 089419212044, 089419212068, 089419212075, 089419212082, 089419212105, 089419212129, 089419212983, 089419214062, 089419214079, 3488421006080, 3488421007049, 3488421007087, 3488421009081, 633135052103, 633135052134, 633135072101, 633135092109, 633135132102, 633135142101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 641 (3%)
  • In Cellars 14,364 (66%)
  • Consumed 6,878 (31%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Vilt, any game meats in particular pheasent, Beef, cast iron roasted mushrooms, Chicken thighs, dove, etc., Fågel, Fläsk, Game

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