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2004 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel

Southern Rhône

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$75.00 per Bottle


1 Bottle




"Thoroughly primal, with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth. Only shows hints of its full range, with licorice, incense, graphite and mocha flavors fluttering in the background. Has an iron-clad structure, with a long finish that shows great cut and grip. Best from 2009 through 2025. 14,165 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 05/15/2007)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2009-2025

"Showing brilliantly, with a deep, rich and layered profile, the straight 2004 Châteauneuf du Pape has gorgeous black cherry, earth, underbrush and background meatiness that gives way to a full-bodied, concentrated and pure feel on the palate. A foudre-aged blend of 30% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault, with the balance a mix of the other permitted varieties, this knockout Châteauneuf du Pape will have another 10-15 years of prime drinking. Both of Beaucastel's 2004s are some of the most youthful and structured in the vintage." Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #211
(WA, 02/01/2014)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2014-2029

" Ruby-red. Powerful red and dark berry aromas verge on liqueur-like but are enlivened by zesty mineral and anise accents. Lush, supple and sweet, with deep raspberry and cherry flavors, fine-grained tannins and complicating herb and smoked meat tones. Very smooth on the finish, which is sappy, deep in cherry flavor and impressively long." Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/01/2007)

Rating: 93

"Very deep crimson and fantastic depth of flavour. Still a baby with very fine tannins and a lovely seam of refreshing acidity. Super-fine tannins but no shortage of very complex ripe fruit. Positively scuttles across the palate - so secretive is it at the moment, but the sample I tasted seemed bracingly clean and brisk yet with great depth. No suggestion of Beaucastel's trademark animal flavours at this stage. Good stuff!" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 01/12/2006)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2012-2022

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