Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape 2004

$99.95

SKU 2324

750ml

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ws
96
wa
93
Dark ruby colour with purple tinges. The elegant nose shows ripe cherries, spices and a hint of wild herbs. The mouth is round and finely textured, both fleshy and fresh. Fine balance between lovely ripe fruit and a delicate tannic structure.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Château de Beaucastel
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorThoroughly primal, with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth, this shows hints of its full range, with licorice, incense, graphite and mocha flavors fluttering in the background. It's also got ironclad structure and a long finish that shows great cut and grip. Best from 2009 through 2025.

James Suckling, May 15, 2007
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateOne of the great successes of the vintage and certainly better than their 2003 is Beaucastel's 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape. Deep ruby/purple in color with loads of licorice, smoked game, black cherry and blackberry fruit, along with incense and truffle, the wine has fabulous richness, high tannin, medium to full body, and beautiful length, richness, and purity. This is a beauty and one of the vintage's finest wines. Give it 4-6 years of bottle age and drink it over the next 25+ years. It has the potential to be one of the longest-lived Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage.

Robert Parker, February 2007