2005 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WS 96
  • JD 96
  • WA 95
  • VN 94
  • NM 93
  • JR 93
  • W&S 92
  • WE 90

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WS 96
Wine Spectator, April 2008
Really dense and locked up now this is packed with dark fig currant and blackberry fruit shrouded by layers of tar hot stone bittersweet licorice and espresso. The long dense finish has a great tug of iron buried within... expand Really dense and locked up now this is packed with dark fig currant and blackberry fruit shrouded by layers of tar hot stone bittersweet licorice and espresso. The long dense finish has a great tug of iron buried within it. Best from 2011 through 2030. 15000 cases made. collapse
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, August 2010
Young but far from unapproachable, the 2005 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape has screaming aromatics of bloody meats, iron, and truffle that are wrapped around a gorgeously fruited core. Medium to full bodied... expand Young but far from unapproachable, the 2005 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape has screaming aromatics of bloody meats, iron, and truffle that are wrapped around a gorgeously fruited core. Medium to full bodied with beautiful structure, a solid, full mid-palate, a smooth, precise texture and a long finish, this is a smoking bottle of wine! Give it another 3 to 5 years in the cellar and then drink over the following 20. collapse
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
Reminiscent of the 1995, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is tight, structured and backward, with high acidity and tannin. Showing notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, truffle, damp earth and cedar, with medium to... expand Reminiscent of the 1995, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is tight, structured and backward, with high acidity and tannin. Showing notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, truffle, damp earth and cedar, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth, it needs another 3-5 years to reach the early stages of maturity, at which point it will hold for another decade or more. - Jeb Dunnuck collapse
VN 94
Vinous, February 2008
Ruby-red. Blackberry and cassis on the nose with a complex set of earth herb and floral qualities adding complexity. Deep and sweet with bitter cherry and candied licorice flavors and youthfully firm tannins but no... expand Ruby-red. Blackberry and cassis on the nose with a complex set of earth herb and floral qualities adding complexity. Deep and sweet with bitter cherry and candied licorice flavors and youthfully firm tannins but no hardness. Turns more lively on the finish picking up a spicy red berry character and leaving a long pungent herbal trail behind. This needs time. "It's the opposite of a bimbo wine" Perrin offered. collapse
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, December 2007
Cask sample at Farr Vintners. A limpid ruby hue. A lush, voluptuous nose with great definition. Cherry, bales of hay, espresso and earth. The palate is full-bodied and dense with red-berried fruit, white pepper, sour... expand Cask sample at Farr Vintners. A limpid ruby hue. A lush, voluptuous nose with great definition. Cherry, bales of hay, espresso and earth. The palate is full-bodied and dense with red-berried fruit, white pepper, sour cherry and earth. Very backward with saddle-leather on the finish. The final blend should be a treat. Tasted December 2006. Drinking 2012-2020. collapse
JR 93
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, October 2010
(18/20) Fabulous aromas of sweet fruit, beginning of leather and then really meaty on the palate, seasoned with pepper and spice. Silky texture. Mouthwatering and elegant. Still so much more to come. (JH)
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits, February 2008
An elegant Châteauneuf, this is as fresh as its fuchsia color predicts, with plenty of red raspberry flavor underlined by cocoa darkness. Rose hip and herbal notes keep it feeling bright and brisk. For roast game birds.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast, April 2010
Think of this wine as a tough, ornery relative who shows great depth once you get to know him. Leather, chocolate and prune notes mark the aromas and flavors, and the wine shows some alcoholic warmth and drying tannins... expand Think of this wine as a tough, ornery relative who shows great depth once you get to know him. Leather, chocolate and prune notes mark the aromas and flavors, and the wine shows some alcoholic warmth and drying tannins. But the class shows through on the finish, which is long and richly textured. Give it at least another five years in the cellar. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2005
Size 750ML