Chateau de Beaucastel

+33 4 90 11 12 00 Chemin de Beaucastel
Courthezon, 84350
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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 Read more »

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  • This past week the cycling pros took part in Paris-Nice, also known as the race to the sun - it starts in Paris and travels South ending in Nice.  The fifth stage started in Chateauneuf du Pape.The Catholic Church also welcomed a new Pope, which always reminds me of how Chateauneuf du Pape got its name (courtesy of Pope Clement V back in the 130... Read More

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  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape has been on fire lately. With spiraling prices and an explosion of points fueling that rise, it’s both hard to ignore Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, and perhaps harder still to buy them. These wines were once the purview of all wine drinkers—slightly rustic at one time, exuberant bistro wines filled with rich fruit flavors in a s... Read More

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  • Sometimes the wine gods conspire against you. I actually knew something like ... often awe inspiring wines of Chateau de Beaucastel. Now you might have read that I am not a particularly enthusiastic fan of Chateauneuf, which is true since I am usually the one writing that, but the truth lies more with Grenache than with the wines of Chateauneu... Read More

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  • Château de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1997

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    Smoky on the nose with mature aromas of leather, toasty briary pipe, and mineral notes with fine focus. On the palate this is broad and open with nice richness of fruit on the edges but a little lean on the mid-palate, a classic grenache mouthfeel. There is nice darker fruit on the backend and soft tannins that grow on the finish with has decen... Read More

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  • I am not super familiar with Paso Robles and was even a bit apprehensive to go thinking all their wines were the big, over-extracted high alcohol fruit bombs I have had at times before.  A couple friends and I went for the weekend, staying in San Luis Obispo and want to Paso one day and Santa Maria/LosOlivos the second. On day one, we got there ... Read More

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  • On May 26th, since it was a couple days after my birthday, I decided we would ... Domaine de St. Pierre 1994Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape 1996Mitolo Jester 2004Phillip Togni Estate Cabernet 1998Col Solare 2001Robert Mondavi Cabernet Reserve 1999Rutherford Hill Cabernet 1985Joh. Jos. Christoffel Erben Erdener Treppchen Riesling Ausl... Read More

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  • Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1996

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    Light game on the nose with big red berry and a very slight mushroom note. Also a suggestion of copper minerality. On the palate, wonderful red berry fruit up front. Minerals. White pepper, cigar tobacco. Great aromatics and flavors. Complex, layered and well balanced. 97 pts.5/26/12 Read More

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  • Château de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1988

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    Garnet in the glass. Nose of mushrooms, sarsparilla, game, earth and dried leaves. Flavors of cola, mushroom and dried herbs. Also, truffle, dried strawberry, blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate notes with hints of raspberry, blackberry and pepper. Still nice and has interesting layers of complex aged fruit flavors. 91 pts.4/21/12 Read More

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  • Château de Beaucastel White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet de Beaucastel Blanc 1998

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    THIS IS A WINE TO SAVOR...This wine takes you on its journey, with each sip revealing new complexities. Take an hour to drink one glass (OK, a 200ml glass). The wealth of flavors this wine gives as it opens is to be enjoyed, not hurried. Read More

    Wine review by lonewillheath


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