2001 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92+

($75) Bright ruby-red. Liqueur-like raspberry, licorice and a medicinal quality on the nose. Then quite backward in the mouth, with very primary dark berry and black cherry flavors hinting at great ripeness. Quite primary today and less animal than usual for a young Beaucastel. Elegant, slow-building finish features fine-grained tannins and excellent grip.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 112

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Ned G142
Trust Rating: 67
Tasted On: 01/03/2011
Drink Dates:
very good but a bit harsh

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Rating: 95
Author: Kyungju
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 11/13/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2030
Plum, meat, herbs, leather. Heavy but bright.

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Rating: 95
Author: wineangelo
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 12/16/2011

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Rating: 92
Author: Jimmy
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 12/24/2012

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Rating: 89
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/25/2012

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Average rating: 91, based on 6 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

9174 bottles owned by 1605 collectors.

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About This Producer


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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Wine Varietal: Rhone Blend


"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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