Red

1997 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2004 - 2015 (Edit)
CT90 156 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 132

  • le fouloir Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 5, 2021 - This was a very pleasing Beaucastel. Nice depth and medium deep color. Classic Beaucastel notes. Long finish. Had much life left in it.

  • Nicephoras wrote:

    October 29, 2020 - Amane. My bottle, and while blown out of the water by the Rayas, this was actually quite good for a supposed off vintage. Initially there was quite a bit of menthol on the nose and finish, but then this subsides to a lot of secondary CdP notes with good fruit left and enough tannins to suggest this is at peak. No more than a B+ wine, and clearly lacking the power to stand up next to the Rayas (or the massive Rousseau!), but very pretty, especially with the curious menthol note that never quite went away. Drink up.

  • finediningnyc Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 29, 2020 - Very good balance for an off vintage. Really solid bottle and perhaps overperformed for the vintage.

  • citizen1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 27, 2020 - Still drinking exceedingly well.

  • Dave Canada wrote: 92 points

    August 19, 2020 - Ditto to what Wine Canuck said....this is way better than more recent bottles of Beaucastel showing that dusty character with higher acid, pure tart cherry, orange rind, herbs and grilled meats.

    Very nice.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2007 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2007 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2000, IWC Issue #88 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 1999, IWC Issue #82 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2012 (link)

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    10/3/2003 (link)

    (Chateau Beaucastel) Floral nose with lots of black licorice, tar, mineral. Very aromatic. Seems much more mature on the nose than I would have thought. Just getting towards secondary land. After a while the cows came home and the barnyard was present .Soft and silky palate with gorgeous fruit .Not the most concentrated Beaucastel but very gulpable. I would give it five more years so you can get into that cool Beuacastel secondary and tertiary land.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 0633135974108, 089419212037, 089419212068, 089419212105, 089419212938, 089419212952, 089419212976, 089419212983, 089419216974, 633135052103, 633135092109, 633135142101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 11 (1%)
  • In Cellars 929 (55%)
  • Consumed 760 (45%)

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