Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc 2003

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Jammy black currant and blueberry fruit greet the nose showing off a bit of a pruny edge with very black peppery top notes and a slightly dusty ch... Read more

Aromatic, some white flowers aromas. Fresh in mooth, you feel peach sirup, and it has a quite long finish. To pair with lobster. Read more

Thoroughly primal, with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth. Only shows hints of its full range, with licorice, incense, gra... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065185,353
2.50 5
02/06/2013

Jammy black currant and blueberry fruit greet the nose showing off a bit of a pruny edge with very black peppery top notes and a slightly dusty character. In the mouth this has surprisingly intact acid, offering decent brightness and height in the mouth with lovely blackberry fruit but here is a fair amount of alcohol showing here, and while the fruit does show nice purity the wine is not particularly well balanced. 84pts


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Snooth User: Olivier
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4.00 5
07/22/2007

Aromatic, some white flowers aromas. Fresh in mooth, you feel peach sirup, and it has a quite long finish. To pair with lobster.


External Reviews for Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Thoroughly primal, with a torrent of raspberry and boysenberry fruit rushing forth. Only shows hints of its full range, with licorice, incense, graphite and mocha flavors fluttering in the background. Has an iron-clad structure, with a long finish that shows great cut and grip. Best from 2009 through 2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Ruby-red. 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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Powerful, with a round, almost creamy core of blackberry and raspberry fruit all layered with cocoa, sweet toast, mesquite and fig paste. Long and rich through the finish. Still quite primal, with lots of reserve. Best from 2010 through 2030.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Young and tight, with garrigue and roasted game aromas peeking out from a core of ripe black currant, plum and fig fruit. Lots of toast, tobacco and iron as well. The finish is well-endowed with tannins, but they are ripe and pure. Best from 2008 through 2025.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Deep ruby to the rim. Moderately full-bodied. Balanced acidity. Highly extracted. Mildly oaked. Mildly tannic. Black fruits, minerals. Full, fleshy aromas with a rounded personality. Firmly structured through the finish, with a deep core of black fruits. Approachable now, but this is built to age.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Fresh and fruity, with smooth tannins, this delivers nice cassis, blackberry and cherry notes. Good acidity leads to a mouthpuckering, racy finish. Drink now through 2003.


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Ratings & Tags for Château de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc

142165 Snooth User: cbarbata
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4.00 5
02/25/2009

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4.50 5
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233736 Snooth User: TeddyL
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4.00 5
08/12/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

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

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

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