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1983 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

  • 89 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47169-1983-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    An example that possessed considerable brett from its inception, as well as plenty of beefy, sweaty horse smells is the 1983. This effort, while slightly in decline, still offers impressive aromatics (if you like your reds meaty and kinky), but the tannin is beginning to poke through at the back of the mouth. Rich and medium to full-bodied, the 1983 is undoubtedly spectacular out of larger formats, but from regular bottles, it is beginning to show some fatigue, even from my cold cellar. Drink it up.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Tough and closed in, but there's plenty going on in the glass. A full-bodied wine, with black cherry, charcoal and light earth aromas and tons of flavor. Has super-firm tannins and a tight structure. Needs much more time.--Chateauneuf-du-Pape retrospective.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Very low proportion of Grenache. Very, very dark ruby with definite development on the rim. Quite a subtle nose - tea? Violets too. Mouthfilling, warming, not very very subtle or many high notes. Slightly dusty end. Relatively lightweight. Not intense. A bit gamey and low key. Sweet, a bit simple.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 85

    A decent Chateauneuf de Pape, but I believe it was past its age. Smooth, bit of lead and tar, nose was a bit musty. Liked it, did not love it
    Author: MJHale
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Continues to be a hate it or love it wine. For me, lovely aged chateauneuf. Yes, a bit gamey, but beautiful balance, complexity and elegance. At a very harmonious and generous stage.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2013
    Author: jmv
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 estates, Beaucastel prefers to use as much Mourvedre in its blend as Grenache. As one of the first estates to practices organic viticulture, Chateau Beaucastel is often criticized for the influence of Brettanomyces, yeast that may contribute animalistic flavors to the wine. They are also controversial for their vinification practice of rapidly heating the incoming must in order to kill bacteria and extract color and flavor from the skins. After maturation in oak casks, the wine is bottled with light fining and no filtration. The house produces several cuvees, the grand vin known as Chateau Beaucastel. Their other wines include Hommage a Jean Perrin, Chateau Beaucastel Blanc, Roussanne Vieilles Vignes. Good values can be had by their Cotes du Rhone, Coudoulet de Beaucastel and their negociant line under the name Vieille Ferme.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 304 bottles owned
  • 61 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 61 collectors)