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2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de Beaucastel (750ml)
Producer: Domaines Perrin beaucastel.com
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Mourvèdre - Syrah - Counoise
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$129.99
Alcohol %: 14
Description: Ce vin m'a été offert par Jean-Marc Guillemette lors de nos 50 ans
Tasting Notes:
tasted: April 21, 2008 , from a member
4 stars "Color: deep; Nose: complex; Acidity: supple; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: well balanced; "
tasted: November 3, 2013 , Mark Cooney
4.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: intense; Acidity: lively; Body: full-bodied; Finish: very persistent; Overall: well balanced; "
tasted: October 2, 2015 , Peter Damascus
94 points "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Acidity: lively; Finish: persistent; "
rated: December 19, 2007 , grace chen
5 stars Best 2014-2025
rated: February 17, 2008 , Blake Rawson
Best 2014-2025
rated: February 19, 2008 , Clive Coates clive-coates.com
4.5 stars ""The best estate in the whole of southern France" (Clive Coates MW) Beaucastel is the quintessential Rhone estate. How bereft our cellars would be without a few bottles of its fabulous Chateauneuf! The Chateau has excelled itself yet again in 2005. Feisty Grenache and Mourvedre lead the way with an explosion of sweet fruit on the velvety palate. The depth of colour is superb, the tannins are fine and rich and there is persistence in the length. The all-encompassing nose has blackberry, sweet spice and a peppery, balsamic note. Rich, fresh and full-bodied."
rated: September 29, 2008 , juliano spagnoli
96 points Best 2011-2030
rated: November 23, 2008 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
96 points "96 points Wine Spectator and the #8 in their Top 100 Wines of 2008. "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. 15,000 cases made."" Best 2011-2030
rated: November 23, 2008 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
94 points " JM 94 points Robert Parker: "The 2005 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is a wine that probably needs 7-10 years of bottle age. Possibly the most backward and closed Beaucastel made since the 1995, the wine has very high tannins, seems totally closed aromatically, but in the mouth is a weighty wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color and tight aromatics consisting of new saddle leather, porcini, meat juices, licorice, tar, and black fruits. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, very tannic, and structured in a dramatically masculine, ageworthy style. This is one for the younger generation or those with considerable patience. I can’t see it being close to drinkable before 2014 and lasting up to 30 or more years." (10/07)" Best 2014-2044
rated: September 19, 2009 , Timothy Mann