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1999 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • ST92
  • WA91
  • WA91
  • WS90
  • ST90

Reviews

ST92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2002
($63) Full ruby. Highly complex nose combines black fruits, gibier, truffle, road tar, licorice and leather. Very intense and spicy, but still tightly wound, with a firm acid spine keeping the flavors under wraps... ($63) Full ruby. Highly complex nose combines black fruits, gibier, truffle, road tar, licorice and leather. Very intense and spicy, but still tightly wound, with a firm acid spine keeping the flavors under wraps. "Very interior wine today," notes Perrin. But one already senses the incipient complexity. Finishes with building tannins, a note of caramel and terrific persistence. This will need time. 92(+?) points
WA91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2001
The prodigious 1999 Beaucastel boasts aromas of blackberry fruit intermixed with cassis, licorice, roasted meats, leather, and truffles. While it does not possess much fat or precociousness, it displays definition and... The prodigious 1999 Beaucastel boasts aromas of blackberry fruit intermixed with cassis, licorice, roasted meats, leather, and truffles. While it does not possess much fat or precociousness, it displays definition and elegance. This is a full-bodied, concentrated, classic Beaucastel. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2025.
WA91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2000
The 1999 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is a profoundly rich, concentrated, classic vin de garde. Made from 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the remainder a blend of other varietals, it is one of... The 1999 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is a profoundly rich, concentrated, classic vin de garde. Made from 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the remainder a blend of other varietals, it is one of the blackest, most opaque-colored Beaucastels of the last decade. The bouquet offers aromas of licorice, roasted meats, black cherry and blackberry fruit, and a truffle-like earthy note. Broodingly backward, formidably endowed, powerful, and extremely tannic, it will require 8-10 years of cellaring, and should age effortlessly for three decades or more.
WS90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, August 2002
Like some '99s, it's a bit leaner than the '00s or '98s, but it's well-made, with youthful exuberance of ripe fruit, toasted oak, grilled meat, smoked chestnuts and blood orange, ironlike notes. Best... Like some '99s, it's a bit leaner than the '00s or '98s, but it's well-made, with youthful exuberance of ripe fruit, toasted oak, grilled meat, smoked chestnuts and blood orange, ironlike notes. Best from 2005 through 2010. 16,665 cases made. (PM)
ST90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2001
Saturated red-ruby. Roasted yet vivacious aromas of cherry, raspberry and licorice. Dense but sharply delineated and extremely primary. Not nearly as confiture as the '98; all fresh fruit today. Still quite tightly... Saturated red-ruby. Roasted yet vivacious aromas of cherry, raspberry and licorice. Dense but sharply delineated and extremely primary. Not nearly as confiture as the '98; all fresh fruit today. Still quite tightly wound. Finishes with very good length and lovely fine tannins. 90-93 points

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