1998 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape
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109 Ratings
1998 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape

Winemaker's Notes

(From «nv» Vintage) The result of all the efforts and innovations of three generations of the Perrin family is evident when one has the pleasure of tasting a good vintage of Château de Beaucastel at its peak. If one word could describe the red wines of Beaucastel it would be "pure": because these wines are the natural expression of the place and the grapes from which they come.

In this case the vineyard is a patchwork of the 13 permitted grape varieties It covers 70 hectares in all. The soil is the same porous, aerated blanket of Alpine diluvium (with rounded stones) over a base of Miocene marine limestone that exists elsewhere on the estate. The vines are on average 50 years old and yields are never more than 30 hectolitres per hectare and often much less. This is a vibrant and healthy vineyard due to years of organic cultivation.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/28/97.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/07
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 163 on Feb-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/2009