Red

2008 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 193

  • Hamozus Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 10, 2020 - Strawberries, sweet spices, autumnal wine. Long finish, soft on the palate, not much tanins. In a really good space right now.

  • Sjontoft Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 5, 2020 - Quite Dark showing a hint of bricks on the rim.
    Nose is quite primary. Lots of dark fruit. Some raisins. Hints of leather but not a lot of tertiary notes on the nose.
    Palate is full bodied with sweet black fruit and toast. Hints of cocoa. Tannins are very smooth.
    This really surprises on the upside for a cool vintage. Very well made. After taste is long.
    Better than I dared hope for and much better than expected.
    I will drink most of mine over the next 5 years. It is in a very good spot now. I might keep the last one till 2030 and see how it develops.

  • richard.presser Likes this wine: 90 points

    July 2, 2020 - Decanted 2 hours prior to drinking.
    Considered the best of a poor year.
    Deep red.
    Restrained nose.
    Lots of black tea characters. Restrained palate. Lacks richness and fullness. A well made wine, though lacks the flesh and excitement of a good year.
    Drinking well and will hold for several years.

  • petermoley wrote: 92 points

    June 30, 2020 - Better than expected. Quite bold with a lot of upfront fruit

  • jcha24 wrote:

    June 21, 2020 - ‘Off’ vintages of CDP are my favorite. Great bottle and sorry it was my last.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    March/April 2011, IWC Issue #155 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/21/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Very dark garnet color; very lifted, pepper, graphite, garrigue nose; tasty, pepper, tar, tart black fruit, charcoal, licorice palate; more peppery than usual, suggesting more Syrah and Mourvedre in the mix with this vintage; needs 3-4 years; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • 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, 089419211085, 089419212013, 089419212037, 089419212068, 089419212075, 089419212082, 089419212938, 089419214062, 089419216080, 2488484008084, 3488421008046, 3488421008084, 633135052103, 633135082100, 633135092109, 633135092420, 633135132102, 633135142101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 104 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,596 (65%)
  • Consumed 1,283 (32%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Braised gigot of a lamb, filet mignon, Lam, Lamb loin chops

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