White

1997 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Roussanne Vieilles Vignes

Roussanne

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • RockinCabs wrote: 93 points

    December 13, 2018 - Color is a beautiful deep yellow/gold. Sauturnes like in appearance. Nose is an explosive melange of almond paste, marmalade, orange peel and tropical fruit. Nice amount of oxidization. Palate is viscous but well balanced delivering layers of dried peach, apple, brioche and almond. Dry and acid driven, but has a nose that suggests sweetness. Really interesting wine.

  • morpheusrising Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 8, 2017 - Wine of the night for me at our annual wine dinner.

  • 14Frimaire wrote:

    January 18, 2017 - Glorious. Shows oxidative notes, but there is plenty of interest and vibrant, deep material, with power and poise.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    December 13, 2016 - Acker BYO Holiday Dinner (Tribeca Grille): I'm still chasing the 'wow' moment we had with the '98 a few years ago and while this was good and had moved past the oxidation stage, it was a bit more simple than that one. Light honey flavor and tasty, but more one dimensional and not sure I can use the word beautiful (it was also surrounded by some particularly stunning wines). Easy drinking though and wish I'd had it with the lobster dish - would have been a good combination.

  • nortonnose wrote: 92 points

    November 19, 2015 - This wine continues to outperform. Obviously quite a bit of luck involved at this age! Dark gold color. Nuts and kerosene on the nose. Nuanced, evolving palate of guava; viscous mouthfeel. So fun to follow. Serve near room temperature for maximum change in experience!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 1999, IWC Issue #82 (link)

    (Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Roussanne Vieilles Vignes) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/12/2007 (link) 89 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvée Roussanne Vieilles Vignes) Medium golden color; oxidized, sherry and hazelnut nose; tangy nutty and sherry flavors on the palate, with light medium oily texture, but also possibly some TCA taint sapping what should have been a richer, more complex palate; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type White
  • Producer Château de Beaucastel
  • Varietal Roussanne
  • Designation Blanc Cuvée Roussanne Vieilles Vignes
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Code 084692436446

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 137 (47%)
  • Consumed 153 (53%)

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