Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

95 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
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Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Château de Beaucastel is a renowned winery located in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region of France. This wine is a blend of several grape varieties, including Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and others, which gives it a complex and rich taste profile.

The wine has a deep ruby color and a bouquet of dark fruit, spices, and herbs. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a velvety texture and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and licorice. The tannins are firm but well-integrated, providing a long and satisfying finish.

Château de Beaucastel has a long history of winemaking, dating back to the 16th century. The estate has been owned by the Perrin family since 1909 and is known for its commitment to organic and biodynamic farming practices.

This wine is perfect for pairing with hearty meat dishes, such as lamb or beef, or with strong cheeses. It can also be enjoyed on its own, as a special treat for wine lovers. 

The dark-fruited, plummy and cola-scented 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape is a rich, full-bodied effort reminiscent of the 2007 or 2009. Dense, powerful and savory, it may drink well for a short time on release, but expect it to close up shortly, only to reemerge in several years. There's ample concentration and sufficient tannins for the long haul, with a long, dusty finish and hints of licorice that bode well for the future.
At the moment, Beaucastel's 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape bucks the vintage trend toward open, expressive wines, seeming a bit closed on the nose and tight on the palate. It also shows a bit more depth and tannin than many of its peers. It delivers hints of mixed red berries and garrigue, a medium to full-bodied feel in the mouth, some dusty tannins, and a long, mouth-watering finish. Give it another couple of years to soften and reopen, then drink it over the next decade and a half.
Now that it's in the bottle, Beaucastel's 2017 Châteauneuf du Pape comes across as full-bodied and rich, but also a bit shut down and reticent on the nose. With air, black olives and asphalt give way to black cherries and briary spice notes, backed by velvety but substantial tannins and a long, richly textured finish. Given a few years in the cellar, I have no doubt this will drink well for the next 15-plus years.
I was blown away by how well Beaucastel's 2016 Châteauneuf du Pape was showing. It's full-bodied, creamy, lush, and rich, with layers of raspberry fruit, garrigue and spice that unfold across a seamless palate. No doubt it will go through cycles of being open and closed throughout its lifespan, but it would be a mistake to simply order a case, put it into storage and forget about it without trying one first and swooning over the sheer lusciousness and youthful complexity.
Bottled in late July, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape is an amazing effort, especially when one considers the production volume. Loaded with black cherry fruit and cola-like spice, this full-bodied, richly textured wine never seems heavy or warm, while exotic Indian spice notes linger on the finish. It should drink well for at least 20 years.
The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beautiful wine in the vintage, there’s no denying the quality in this 2014. Sporting a deep ruby colour and terrific notes of blackberries, ground herbs, pepper, and Provençal spice, it shows the more forward, charming nature of the vintage and is medium to full-bodied, pure, and balanced. Drink it anytime over the coming decade.
The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beauty and has a rare level of concentration and depth in the vintage. Blueberry, crushed flowers, pepper, and violet aromas and flavours flow nicely to a medium to full-bodied, structured, and tannic Beaucastel that has impressive purity and plenty of length.

Château de Beaucastel - Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Château de Beaucastel is a renowned winery located in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region of France. This wine is a blend of several grape varieties, including Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and others, which gives it a complex and rich taste profile.

The wine has a deep ruby color and a bouquet of dark fruit, spices, and herbs. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a velvety texture and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and licorice. The tannins are firm but well-integrated, providing a long and satisfying finish.

Château de Beaucastel has a long history of winemaking, dating back to the 16th century. The estate has been owned by the Perrin family since 1909 and is known for its commitment to organic and biodynamic farming practices.

This wine is perfect for pairing with hearty meat dishes, such as lamb or beef, or with strong cheeses. It can also be enjoyed on its own, as a special treat for wine lovers. 

Showing attractive aged notes of black truffle balanced against red raspberries, Beaucastel's medium to full-bodied 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape appears to be at its peak. Silky and elegant, it's not a huge powerhouse but is a charming effort that remains reasonably fresh. It should drink well for the rest of this decade.
This is a gorgeous wine, a classic blend. Deep purple, with loads of bouquet garni, beef blood, blackberry, kirsch, smoke and truffle, this wine is full-bodied, rich and showing even better than it did last year.
Reminiscent of the 1995, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is tight, structured and backward, with high acidity and tannin. Showing notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, truffle, damp earth and cedar, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth, it needs another 3-5 years to reach the early stages of maturity, at which point it will hold for another decade or more.
Reminiscent of the 1995, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is tight, structured and backward, with high acidity and tannin. Showing notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, truffle, damp earth and cedar, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth, it needs another 3-5 years to reach the early stages of maturity, at which point it will hold for another decade or more.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Rhone
Appellation:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Producer:
Château de Beaucastel
Grapes/Blend:
Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
ABV:
14.5%
Pairing Sugesstions:
Game Birds, Lamb, Beef, Venison, Mushrooms, Root Vegetables

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Château de Beaucastel

One of the largest and most famous estates in Châteauneuf du Pape, Château de Beaucastel has 200 hectares of vineyards and has been owned by the Perrin family...

One of the largest and most famous estates in Châteauneuf du Pape, Château de Beaucastel has 200 hectares of vineyards and has been owned by the Perrin family since 1909. With a history dating back to 1549, the property is today in the hands of the fifth generation, lead by Jean-Pierre and François.

One of the first domaines to practice organic viticulture in 1950, Château de Beaucastel has been biodynamic since 1974. Unusually the domaine plants all of the 13 grape varieties permitted in the Châteauneuf du Pape AOC, with Mourvèdre being the signature grape often making up a third of the blend.

Amongst other things, Beaucastel is famous for vinifying wine ‘à chaud’, a controversial technique where grapes are rapidly heated when they arrive at the winery, extracting colour and aroma and killing harmful bacteria. The wines are all matured in 500 litre oak casks and are bottled with a light fining and without being filtered.

“This reference point estate continues to achieve incredible quality in just about every vintage.” - Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate

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Wine has been produced in the Rhône Valley for over 500 years, with some of its vineyards being amongst the oldest in France. Syrah rules over the south...
Wine has been produced in the Rhône Valley for over 500 years, with some of its vineyards being amongst the oldest in France. Syrah rules over the south with a mix of Mediterranean grapes, while in the north, the two stars are Hermitage – grown on an imposing granite hillside above the town of Tain and best put away in the back of the cellar for a decade – and Côte-Rôtie, a star appellation made famous by Guigal's single-vineyard wines, yet also home to dozens of fine producers as yet less well known. The sheer hillsides overlooking the river have to be terraced to make production possible.

St Joseph and Cornas also provide wines of weight and worth, but the best source for good value is Crozes-Hermitage, a satellite appellation which has come alive in the last few years with the arrival of young blood.

The river valley widens out south of Valence into Côtes du Rhône country on the windy alluvial plains and the lower slopes of the hills. It is a most imposing sight during the cold, clear, blue skies of Mistral conditions. The best of the wine villages of the Côtes du Rhône have been promoted to their own appellations - Vinsobres, Vacqueyras - close in quality to the better known Gigondas.

The king of the southern Rhône is Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Here the galets roulés, rounded rocks from the ancient river bed, provide the context for gloriously rich red wines that are redolent of the heat and herbs of the south, and enhanced by the complexity which comes from blending several grape varieties. Thirteen are permitted in all, but Grenache usually dominates, along with Syrah and Mourvèdre in support. A fine vintage needs eight to 10 years cellaring for best results.

If your taste runs to fuller, richer, relatively exotic white wines, then perhaps a white Hermitage or Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the Rhône Valley would suit better, or else a marvellously perfumed, heady Condrieu - headquarters of the Viognier grape.
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a wine appellation located in the southern Rhone Valley of France. The history of this region dates back to the 14th century when Pope Clement V...

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a wine appellation located in the southern Rhone Valley of France. The history of this region dates back to the 14th century when Pope Clement V moved the papal court from Rome to Avignon. The papacy had a significant influence on the wine production in the region, and it was during this time that the vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape were established.

The style of production in Chateauneuf-du-Pape is unique and is characterized by the use of a variety of grape varieties. The appellation allows for up to 18 different grape varieties to be used in the production of its wines. The most commonly used grape varieties are Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. The wines produced in Chateauneuf-du-Pape are known for their complexity, depth, and richness.

The vineyards of Chateauneuf-du-Pape are located on a plateau that is covered with large stones, which help to retain heat and reflect it back onto the vines. This unique terroir, combined with the Mediterranean climate, creates ideal growing conditions for the grapes. The vines are grown using traditional methods, and the grapes are hand-harvested to ensure the highest quality.

The wines produced in Chateauneuf-du-Pape are typically full-bodied and rich, with a deep ruby colour. They are known for their complex aromas of dark fruit, spices, and herbs. The tannins in these wines are firm but well-integrated, providing structure and balance. The wines are aged in oak barrels, which adds a subtle vanilla and spice flavour to the wine.

The most common wine produced in Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the red wine, which accounts for around 95% of the production. The white wine produced in the region is made from a blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, and Clairette grapes. The white wines are typically full-bodied and rich, with flavours of honey, apricot, and citrus.

In conclusion, Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a unique wine appellation that produces some of the most complex and rich wines in the world. The combination of the unique terroir, traditional methods of production, and the use of a variety of grape varieties creates wines that are truly exceptional. If you are looking for a wine that is full-bodied, rich, and complex, then Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the perfect choice.

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