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47 Ratings
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Wine Description

(1996 Vintage) Good full red. Less obviously ripe aromas of black cherry, dark berries, cocoa powder, and smoke, plus a faint medicinal nuance. More open in the mouth today than Beaucastel's '97; shows lovely sweetn...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/97.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 163 on Feb-06
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/07
  • Wine Spectator
    (2004 Vintage) "Thoroughly primal, with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth. Only shows hints of its full range, with licorice, incense, graphite and mocha flavors fluttering in the background. Has an iron-clad structure, with a long finish that shows great cut and grip. Best from 2009 through 2025. 14,165 cases made. - JM"