SOMMELIER@VINFOLIO.COM | 1-800-969-1961

More Vintages and Sizes of Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape:

Recommended For You

Loading, please wait...
2005 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml
2005 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape
France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Red / Rhone Blend
2005 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape
This wine is currently sold out.
You can also bid on this wine. Contact us to learn how.
Professional Reviews

IWC
94

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 136

($95) Ruby-red. Blackberry and cassis on the nose, with a complex set of earth, herb and floral qualities adding complexity. Deep and sweet, with bitter cherry and candied licorice flavors and youthfully firm tannins but no hardness. Turns more lively on the finish, picking up a spicy red berry character and leaving a long, pungent herbal trail behind. This needs time. "It's the opposite of a bimbo wine," Perrin offered.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

JR
18

Jancis Robinson Author: Julia Harding MW

Fabulous aromas of sweet fruit, beginning of leather and then really meaty on the palate, seasoned with pepper and spice. Silky texture. Mouthwatering and elegant. Still so much more to come. (JH)

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

WA
94+

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 173

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.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

WS
96

Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth

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.

Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio

Community Reviews

95

rjblanton Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 11/12/2013 Drink Dates: 2013-2035

Ripe blackberry and licorice were readily apparent. My friend, with whom I was drinking, noticed a subtle hint of tobacco. I regret that I didn't have a decanter available at the time. However, I am delighted I have one more bottle, which I will not touch for another 5-6 years.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

93

Edward O88 Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 10/05/2013 Drink Dates:

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

94

Tj R Trust Rating: 94 Tasted On: 08/24/2013

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

96

JThomas31 Trust Rating: 88 Tasted On: 09/24/2009

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

93

Ivan Chang Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 03/20/2009 Drink Dates: 2013-2030

Clear, deep dark ruby. Clean. A medium nose of cooked cherries, plums, sweet spices, herbs, vanilla and a slight hint of smoke and leather. Some mint as well. Dry, high tannins (but quite fine and silky). Medium acidity, high intensity. More leathery notes on the palate. Big. Long sweet finish. Would be nicer if there is a bit more acidity. Outstanding quality. High priced. Should wait for another 5 years before drinking.

3 of 3 people found this review useful.

Corporate Office1890 Bryant St, Ste 208San Francisco, CA 94110800.969.1961service@vinfolio.com

Napa Warehouse644 Hanna Dr, Ste EAmerican Canyon, CA 94503

Online auctions operated by Vinfolio, Inc. in accordance with CA ABC Act Section 23355.1(d) and Section 2328 of the CA Commercial Code. © 2004-2014 Vinfolio

Forgotten password
 
Enter your email and we will send you
your password