1979 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2000 - 2016 (Edit)
CT92.9 13 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 12

  • edgar wrote:

    April 21, 2019 - corked

  • acyso wrote: 90 points

    June 3, 2018 - Beaucastel (1979-2006) (Skokie, IL): Served double-blind in a Beaucastel lineup. The nose on this feels a little muted, and there isn't too much expression, apart from a bit of dirty earth. There's a slight bit of an alcoholic burn on the nose as well, and when you dig for it, the fruit starts to show up, even if it is, at the end of the day, on the muted side. Air changes the story, and you start picking up a bit of coffee on the nose too. The palate shows lots of acidity, and the fruit isn't too sweet. This is also likely a cooler vintage, but overall, it's a little more dumb and mute than I'd like. (My 2nd, group's 2nd.)

  • Boone's Farm wrote: 93 points

    February 17, 2018 - A really excellent wine. Had it along with a 1989 Close de Pape. This was the favorite of the table. Tertiary flavors of saddle leather, lanolin, forest floor and tobacco. Long on the palate. A lovely wine

  • wrote: 93 points

    October 20, 2016 - Tasted alongside the 1978. Again a bit of iodine on the nose, slightly bretty. Spices, leather, tobacco on the nose. On the palate nice and smooth and still very much alive and integrated. There is not much left in terms of fruit and tannins, but its definitely balanced. Good length. The group's and my no. 2. A lovely bottle. Drink up. 92-93

  • Papies wrote: 89 points

    October 20, 2016 - 4 Decades of Chateau de Beaucastel with a touch of Hommage with Richard Brazier (Handford Wines, London): Touch of bret on the nose. In general the wine felt old and past its better days. Lacked fruit density, and was an ok wine but not in any way a great wine. Still interesting a kudos for making it so far. 88-89

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1979
  • 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 Code 633135052103

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  • In Cellars 62 (59%)
  • Consumed 43 (41%)

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