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Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1995

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Colour: pale yellow. Nose: acacia flowers, honey. Palate: very rich and smooth.

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Chateau de Beaucastel:
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" boug... Read more
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" bought "a barn with its plot of land extending to 52 saumées at Coudoulet". Later, the manor house that we know today was built here and you can still see the arms of the Beaucastel family sculpted in stone in one of walls of the drawingroom. The Beaucastels were among the more notable families of this little town and in 1687 Pierre de Beaucastel, in recognition of his conversion to Catholicism after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, was appointed "Capitaine de la ville de Courthezon" by Louis XIV. The letter from Louis XIV, also signed by Colbert, to Pierre de Beaucastel is still in our possession. Two centuries later at the time of the phylloxera, the owner of Beaucastel was Elie Dussaud, a companion of Ferdinand de Lesseps who built the Suez Canal. In 1909 Pierre Tramier bought the property and Beaucastel then passed to his son-in-law, Pierre Perrin, a scientist who considerably increased the vineyard holding. His efforts were continued by Jacques Perrin until 1978... Today the torch is carried by Jean Pierre and François, sons of Jacques. But Marc, Pierre, Thomas and Matthieu, who represent the fifth generation, are ready to pursue this fabulous family history. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,784
4.50 5
02/11/2009

This is such a change of speeds with it's classic mourvedre notes of leather, earth, and roast meat adding complexity and depth to the very sweet herbal fruit that recalls dried tomato and, strawberry jam, and bramble. This is positively mouthfilling and has gained considerable weight over the past few years. there is a great core of cherry fruit and a wonderfully intense level of spice that leads to a long finish. Certainly lean and cool for Beaucastel but that is how I prefer them anyway, trading some of the ripeness for this level of freshness and detail. 2008-2018


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,784
0.00 5
11/07/2008

This bottle underperformed. Typical leathery notes on the nose with notes of spice and anise but only hinting at the dark, slightly jammy fruits that should be popping here. In the mouth this had good structure and nicely resolved at that but the flavors were washed out and there was just not enough weight here. Probably some early heat damage here but at least the structure was in balance boding well for better bottles to come.


Member Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

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Snooth User: winenut718
4679145
0.00 5
08/05/2008

exactly as the notes below suggest.


Snooth User: renbrath
3051043
4.00 5
08/17/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

External Review
05/30/2009

The 1995 remains tight, backward, and far less evolved than the 1998. The dense inky purple color is accompanied by a floral, blueberry, mineral, and licorice-dominated bouquet. Huge and formidably endowed, but closed, tannic, and backward, it will b... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1995 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin 750ml


External Review
11/14/2013

Still closed and tannic the 1995 requires an additional 5-6 years of cellaring. It should keep well through 2020. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
12/23/2010

This rich red still shows the backward intensity of youth, with a dark color and initially reductive aromas. But be patient--behind the firm tannins there's a core of ripe, rich plum, with notes of game, herb and mineral that promise complexity with ... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1995 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 3000ml



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Colour: pale yellow. Nose: acacia flowers, honey. Palate: very rich and smooth.

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