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 175

  • ShellyReams Likes this wine:

    August 11, 2019 - Meaty notes mushrooms and spice - a more substantive CDP - held up to steak and Caesar

  • Markjams Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 10, 2019 - Needed to breath a couple of hours. Paired extremely well with pepperloin steak.

  • Bottledrainer Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 3, 2019 - Drinking very well now but still has considerable life left. DecNted for about 45 minutes. Good clarity and dark color. Dry with light acidity. Taste of summer red fruit with anisette toast.

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  • Derek Darth Taster wrote: 91 points

    June 17, 2019 - Impromptu ES BK afternoon session. Tasted blind. Drank in Gabriel Standart.
    Appearance is clear, deep intensity, purplish ruby colour. Legs.
    Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of raisins, sweet red plums, blackberries, garrigue. Developed.
    On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, high alcohol (14.5%), integrated high tannins, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of dried cranberries, sweet red plums, raisins, white pepper spice, lots of candied licorice. Puckery long finish.
    Very good quality. I was guessing Northern Rhone Syrah-Viognier or maybe a very good New World example of it. On hindsight, yes should have guessed more Grenache based.
    Already drinking well now, I don't think this lesser vintage should be aged for much longer, based on my tasting also. Drink and enjoy.

  • markcic Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 7, 2019 - Wow - 5 years between bottles sure makes a difference. Opened and let sit for two hours. Fruit on the nose. The palate was dark cherry, red plum, sweet pipe tobacco with a hint of spice on the finish which was moderate in length. Most enjoyable served with oven roasted salmon.

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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 112 (3%)
  • In Cellars 2,619 (68%)
  • Consumed 1,137 (29%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Braised gigot of a lamb, Lam, Lamb loin chops, turkey chili

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