Red

2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

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

  • Frank Schneider wrote: 94 points

    December 10, 2019 - Ready , juicy and not overdone. Fresh and herbal. Rock n Rhone !

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • PSPatrick wrote: 93 points

    November 30, 2019 - At Rainer’s birthday dinner. At the end of a nice evening with good food and wines. No formal notes. Dark ruby colour. Red and dark fruit, pastille, herbal notes, spices and some liquorice, with supporting acidity, ripe, well-integrated tannin and superb length. Truly lovely spice component. The wine was dense and concentrated and well-balanced. Very complete. A great wine!

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • unrelenting wrote: 93 points

    November 28, 2019 - full bodied, a bit of earth. so good now that I'm not sure how much longer to wait for thee rest of them.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • prelypchan wrote: 95 points

    November 17, 2019 - Starting to really blossom. Loads of developing tertiary notes of game and leather, while still preserving the cherry grenache flavour. Still early in the game here, but entering a wonderful drinking window.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • JJYoyo Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 13, 2019 - Half hour of air. Initial scents dominated by very heavy vanilla. That blew off, replaced by overripe black berries, clove?, raisins. Quite dark, fairly heavy texture, alcohol noticeable but not to the point of wrecking the experience. Big and somewhat jammy, a bit too much stewed fruit for me. Don’t think it is going to get better.Not a bad wine but not a great one either, considering name and vintage.
    Score : 91 relative to expectations: -

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Richard Hemming MW
    10/18/2016 (link)

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  • By Gary Walsh
    6/18/2012 (link)

    (Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Back to France, Issue #3, 2/1/2010 (link)

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    January/February 2010, IWC Issue #148 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/16/2009 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2009, IWC Issue #142 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/10/2008 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • 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, 3488421006080, 3488421007049, 3488421007087, 3488421009081, 633135052103, 633135072101, 633135092109, 633135132102

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 685 (3%)
  • In Cellars 14,359 (73%)
  • Consumed 4,757 (24%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

any game meats in particular pheasent, Beef, dove, etc., Game, Gryte, Italian homemade meatballs, Keg Take Out, Lam, Lamb

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98% Like It  204 votes

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