1990 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 97
  • WA 96
  • JR 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 1990 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

RR 97
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, July 2008
Seamless, silky and just drinking perfectly. I don’t think the 1990 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape is going to fade anytime soon but I’d drink them if you have them and I can’t imagine this getting better. -... Seamless, silky and just drinking perfectly. I don’t think the 1990 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape is going to fade anytime soon but I’d drink them if you have them and I can’t imagine this getting better. - Jeb Dunnuck
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
Two great back to back vintages are the 1990 and 1989. The more developed 1990 boasts an incredible perfume of hickory wood coffee smoked meat Asian spices black cherries and blackberries. Lush opulent and full-bodied it... Two great back to back vintages are the 1990 and 1989. The more developed 1990 boasts an incredible perfume of hickory wood coffee smoked meat Asian spices black cherries and blackberries. Lush opulent and full-bodied it is a fully mature profound Beaucastel that will last another 15-20 years.
JR 93
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2010
After the 1998, a sudden jump to all the signs of maturity: herbs and leather and undergrowth but still fragrant on the mid palate. Silky and sweet in the mouth with a touch of black truffle and tobacco leaf. Tannins are... After the 1998, a sudden jump to all the signs of maturity: herbs and leather and undergrowth but still fragrant on the mid palate. Silky and sweet in the mouth with a touch of black truffle and tobacco leaf. Tannins are resolved but still a little foursquare. (Went very well with deer.) 18/20 (JH)
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 1993
Not as appealing as the '89 our Wine of the Year in 1991 but it's a generous concentrated intensely fruity Châteauneuf that blends mouthfilling flavors with complex cedar spice and leather accents. Sturdy tannins and... Not as appealing as the '89 our Wine of the Year in 1991 but it's a generous concentrated intensely fruity Châteauneuf that blends mouthfilling flavors with complex cedar spice and leather accents. Sturdy tannins and solid acidity mark this as a good candidate to cellar. Best after 1996. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 17000 cases made.
JJB 99
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
This was clearly one of the most incredible wines that our staff with some accumulated 60 years of tasting experience had ever tasted. The color is a glowing and luminescent orange-tinged rose-hued brick clear with the... This was clearly one of the most incredible wines that our staff with some accumulated 60 years of tasting experience had ever tasted. The color is a glowing and luminescent orange-tinged rose-hued brick clear with the barest indication of browning. The never-ending mélange of fresh earth soy fresh mushroom Worcestershire sauce and dried cherry aromas are infectious and exciting to witness. The palate shows pinpoint balance; it is soft yet expansive lightly concentrated and ethereal with a richly textured backpalate harmonious with the rest of the wine. Delicate flavors of dried cherry and peach umami and subtle hints of beef linger in an endless finish that shows leather and sweet earth notes as well. It is a fascinating combination of primary secondary and tertiary components. No angles here. Rather this is a seamless wine that reveals the benefits that can arrive from aging a great wine leaving one slackjawed and speechless for descriptors where words do no justice. Drink over the next 3-5 years or sooner for fresher fruit notes.