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Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2001

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"This inky/ruby colured cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cheery fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mouvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years... Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025..." 96/100 pts. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Feb 2004)

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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

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

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Snooth User: Loozmi
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4.00 5
04/15/2009

A very good Côtes du Rhône, who would compete with many small Chateauneuf. Mourvedre brings some animal and pepper twist, this is still a full bodied wine, it is very good now but can be kept one or two years without to be worried.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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4.00 5
04/12/2013

Meaty aromas, well balanced with notes of herbs and pepper


Snooth User: vino83
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3.50 5
02/02/2009

I drank a bottle of this Rhone Valley treat with a good friend of mine recently and was very impressed. I found this on a massive wine list a social club I am a member of has currently. I believe the club price was $38/bottle, but well worth it in my opinion. This had a dark red color with similar dark fruit and a touch of pepper from what I recall. This blend matched perfected with the seared scallops and Canadian bacon we were snacking on at the time.


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

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2001 - Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Mourvedre blend - 750 ml.


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Source: Epic Cellars
02/06/2011

Beaucastel has been on a terrific qualitative roll over the last four vintages, and the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape (which Francois Perrin feels is similar to the 1990, although I don t see that as of yet) is a 15,000-case blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise, and the balance split among the other permitted varietals of the appellation. This inky/ruby/purple-colored cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cherry fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mourvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years, not to re-emerge for 7-8 years. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2001 - Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape - France - Region: Rh


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

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External Review
02/01/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2001 Chateau Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 750ml


External Review
11/04/2011

A fabulous year for the reds of both Coudoulet and Beaucastel, the deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet (about 10,000 cases produced) offers a rich perfume of melted licorice, smoke, saddle leather, blackberries, cherries, and a sug... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2001 Beaucastel, Chateau Coudoulet de Beaucastel Cotes du Rhone 750ml


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06/25/2011

...Brooding, highly complex nose combines dark berries, licorice, minerals, fresh blood, smoked meat, animal fur, truffle and earth. Lush and seamless; an essence of gamey black fruits. A Chateauneuf du Pape with great depth and length. Huge, opulent... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2001 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


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"This inky/ruby colured cuvee offers a classic Beaucastel bouquet of new saddle leather, cigar smoke, roasted herbs, black truffles, underbrush, and blackberry as well as cheery fruit. It is a superb, earthy expression of this Mouvedre-dominated cuvee. Full-bodied and powerful, it will undoubtedly close down over the next several years... Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025..." 96/100 pts. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Feb 2004)

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