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2003 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape Rhone Blend - France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape - Red

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape

Red Rhone Blend
Producer Notes

Chateau Beaucastel, run by the Perrin brothers, is regarded as one of the best estates of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. At 131 hectares of vineyards, it is also one of the largest estates in the region. It is atypical of the appellation in its production techniques. It is one of three estates to produce and vinify all 13 grapes permitted under the regulations of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Also, unlike most... More »

JR 17.5
WS 94
WA 92
IWC 93
Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2018 WA: 2009-2029 WS: 2008-2025
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 124

($92) Deep, dense red color. Vibrant aromas of aromas of cherry, wild herbs, fresh flowers and minerals. Energetic and sweet, showing no overripe qualities; offers a silky, suave texture and wonderfully pure red berry, fresh plum, kirsch and fig flavors. Those with an aversion to the funky, gamey character that can characterize Beaucastel in "typical" vintages owe it to themselves to check this out. Clearly, the Perrins know what to do with grenache, even if it's not their favorite grape.

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JR 17.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2007-2020

A stew of a wine to go with our braised beef – very rich and herbal but clean, none of the horsey aromas for which young Beaucastel is so notorious. The heatwave vintage didn’t seem to have left its calling card of uncomfortably dry tannins in this wine which was already very opulent and flattering.

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WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 163
Drink Dates 2009-2029

The 2003 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape turned out as well as I could have hoped and is certainly an outstanding wine, deep ruby/purple with a tight but promising nose of black fruits, loamy, earthy notes intermixed with pepper, smoke, licorice, and dried herbs. The wine is somewhat closed in the mouth (but it had been bottled 30 days prior to my visit), has full bodied, moderately high, slightly rustic tannins, but big-impact flavors with plenty of texture, density, and purity. Give this wine 3-5 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 20 years.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008-2025

Young and tight, with garrigue and roasted game aromas peeking out from a core of ripe black currant, plum and fig fruit. Lots of toast tobacco and iron as well. The finish is well-endowed with tannins, but they are ripe and pure. 15,000 cases made.

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Author kukie
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.237%
Tasted On 10/06/2014
Drink Dates 2010-2019

Totally ready to drink and enjoy. Decanted for 15 minutes.

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Author rrrobins
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.238%
Tasted On 12/30/2011
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Author David W294
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 61.826%
Tasted On 01/02/2011
Drink Dates 2009-2018
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Author StefanBoedeker
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.529%
Tasted On 04/25/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2018

Deep ruby colored with an aroma of black fruit, spices and herbs and a pleasant earthiness. On the palate the wine was full bodied, dense and nicely textured with nicely blended tannins. Good finish.

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Author Howard R
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.091%
Tasted On 10/26/2008

Smooth, light but with excellent body

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Author jjwickham
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 08/01/2008

Simply delicous on the nose, fabulously gentle beginning, with a smooth accelleration to a long and satisfying finish. I noted spice, smoke, cherry, and other flavors. Very complex and satisfying. A great wine.

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Author Andrew S651
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 91.503%
Tasted On 12/20/2007

Mixed reactions; aromas were unexciting, but flavor was good, perhaps a little watery and stemmy. Really powerful grenache, which left me fairly zonked by the end. Mixed.

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