(2011 Vintage) #28 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014
The Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape opens up to near black in color in the glass. On the nose, the wine is very delicate and powerful at the same time, red fruit, black currants, blackberries, spices, thyme and lavender. The bouquet is very elegant, rich and round. Figs, cherries, black currants and stewed fruit, all with a great acidity. The tannins are present but very delicate.
Chateau de Beaucastel has long been considered as one of the greatest wines in France. It is famously known for its elegance, balance and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir at the northern limit of the appellation of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, exposed to the mistral wind. All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been grown organically since the sixties.
(2011 Vintage) Château de Beaucastel has long been regarded as one of the greatest wines in France. It is notorious for its elegance, balance and ageing potential.
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"