2004 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 94
  • IWC 93
  • W&S 91

Reviews for 2004 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2007
Thoroughly primal with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth this only shows hints of its full range with licorice incense graphite and mocha flavors fluttering in the background. It's also got... Thoroughly primal with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth this only shows hints of its full range with licorice incense graphite and mocha flavors fluttering in the background. It's also got ironclad structure and a long finish that shows great cut and grip. Shows none of the severe tannins of the 2003. Best from 2009 through 2025. 14165 cases made. -J.M.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2014
Showing brilliantly, with a deep, rich and layered profile, the straight 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape has gorgeous black cherry, earth, underbrush and background meatiness that gives way to a full-bodied, concentrated and... Showing brilliantly, with a deep, rich and layered profile, the straight 2004 Chateauneuf 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% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault, with the balance a mix of the other permitted varieties, this knockout Chateauneuf du Pape will have another 10-15 years of prime drinking. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2007
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... 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.
W&S 91
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, June 2007
This takes hours in the glass to reveal its potential. Then its silken texture begins to let up aromas of cedar and spice and the flavors deepen, becoming meatier even while brighter notes of red cherry begin to shine... This takes hours in the glass to reveal its potential. Then its silken texture begins to let up aromas of cedar and spice and the flavors deepen, becoming meatier even while brighter notes of red cherry begin to shine. Those flavors last, strong and long, feeling complete. Put it away for another five to 15 years.
JJB 96
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, February 2007
A dark and opulent purple/black core with bright notes of violet and fuchsia flaring up at the rim. Intense full and dark on the nose with dominating cherry and cassis aromas. The amazing burst of fruit is balanced by... A dark and opulent purple/black core with bright notes of violet and fuchsia flaring up at the rim. Intense full and dark on the nose with dominating cherry and cassis aromas. The amazing burst of fruit is balanced by cooler earthy notes with hints of flinty minerality graphite and charcoal leading to intriguing wild honeycomb highlighted by notes of fresh anise. The wine is sweet as it enters the palate bringing lush notes of milk chocolate raspberries and cranberries. The acidity is fierce and engaging allowing the refined young tannins to fill the mouth but stay in balance and never overpower the palate. On the back of the palate the charcoal and graphite notes come in with a touch of nickel. The finish lingers long with spicy cherries blackberries roasted coffee bakers chocolate and slight hints of sage and charred oak. Despite its young age this wine is incredibly balanced and approachable. While round and well integrated the tannins provide a solid backbone assuring great aging potential.