Red

2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2010 - 2024 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 871

  • acyso wrote: 70 points

    October 3, 2021 - (Mostly) 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Skokie, IL): Served double blind. Mix of strawberry and cherry here. Maybe some sharpie marker and some balsamic. This just got more and more volatile and unpleasant. High alcohol, seems far past its prime. My 4th, group's 5th.

  • Tree512 wrote: 96 points

    October 3, 2021 - Easily best bottle yet. Long, ripe fruit, good structure and great balance. I can't imagine it getting better and great now.

  • Tony Molester Likes this wine:

    September 25, 2021 - Single long piece cork, no sign of seepage, good fill level.
    Sieving recommended.

    Beaucastel is generally a cut above most in any vintage, according to my taste on a 15-20 year age curve. They might be ordinary when tasted younger, dunno.
    This one is no different. On the lighter side, not much if any brett on this occasion. Nice, mid weight palate, the blend seems dominated by grenache and cinsault.
    Plush and well integrated, tasted secondary at most.

    Drink or hold to 2026, limited upside anticipated from this vintage.
    Enjoy it now.

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  • Isobel goudi Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 20, 2021 - Leicht braune ränder. Aber für 20 Jahre noch erstaunlich dicht in der Farbe. Volles warmes Bouquet. Elegant kräuter gewürze minze Lakritze tabak hauch toast zedern zartes leicht geröstetes Fleisch pfeffer. Langer Abgang

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  • dlduchon Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 29, 2021 - This bottle was quite good and tasted balanced and age appropriate. I just let it breathe for about thirty minutes in the bottle. Not my favorite vintage of this wine but decent. I do have two different cases of it so that may account for the variations.

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  • By Chris Kissack
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    Issue #9, 9/25/2011 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/5/2010 (link)

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    April 2010 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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    January/Febuary 2004, IWC Issue #112 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/28/2012 (link) 95 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricking dark red violet color; ginger cake, pepper, garrigue nose; silky textured, pepper, very tart black fruit palate; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/12/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) From magnum - dark red violet color; smoky, high pitched, herbal and lavender nose; tasty, focused, smoky, garrigue, spicy black fruit and graphite palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/30/2004 (link) 94 points

    (Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Dark purple red violet color; yummy, vanilla, oak nose; very solid, tasty, tight, cherry, oak, caramel palate; medium-plus finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    1/28/2004 (link)

    (Chateau Beaucastel) This is stunning!! Incredible soil-driven aromas of wet earth, cherry liquor, bark. Little tight right out of the gates but that bright Grenachey fruit is there with a hint of horsehair and barnyard. But what is very compelling about this wine is the smell of rich, wet soil. I have never smelled a wine that has this type of pure expression of soil. The palate is very primary but just shows dazzling complexity and length. Strong acids and amazing purity are the hallmarks of this bottle. I have to get more of this.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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, 0633135974108, 089419212006, 089419212013, 089419212037, 089419212068, 089419212075, 089419212082, 089419212129, 089419212983, 089419212990, 089419214062, 3488421001023, 3488421304023, 633135012107, 633135013104, 633135052103, 633135092420, 633135132102, 633135142101

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 186 (1%)
  • In Cellars 11,423 (61%)
  • Consumed 7,057 (38%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Okse, Vilt, Brisket and pulled pork, Charcuteries, Cheese, duck, Gryte, Lam, meat, pasta

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