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2003 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de Beaucastel (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Domaines Perrin beaucastel.com   details
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Mourvèdre - Syrah - Counoise
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$77.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: November 18, 2005 , The Wine Advocate erobertparker.com
"91-93 points: Much like it was in 1998, the blend for Beaucastel’s 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape includes more Grenache (50%) since that varietal was both consistent and of high quality. The balance is 20% Mourvedre, and 30% such varietals as Syrah and Counoise. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by an earthy style, moderately high levels of tannin, and neither the suppleness nor forward flamboyance of the 2000 or 2001. Dense, full-bodied, and structured, the 2003 is clearly a vin de garde. It will require 5-6 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 15-18." Best 2010-2025
rated: November 28, 2006 , Jamie Pike
Best 2012-2023
rated: November 22, 2007 , grace chen
5 stars Best 2009-2024
rated: December 1, 2007 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
94 points "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. Best from 2008 through 2025." Best 2008-2025
rated: December 1, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
92 points "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." Best 2009-2029
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