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47 Ratings
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Really dense and locked up now this is packed with dark fig currant and blackberry fruit shrouded by layers of tar hot stone bittersweet licorice and espresso. The long dense finish has a great tug of iron buried within it. Best from 2011 through 2030. 96 Points Wine Spectator

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2007 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/2009
  • 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"
  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/09/2015