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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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Marsanne

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  • Grenache Blanc

    History of the grape: Grenache Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Grenache Noir, more often referred to as just Gre...

  • Rousanne

    History of the grape: Roussanne likely gets its name from the light brown color of its skin (“roux” in French). Rouss...

  • Grenache

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Chateau de Beaucastel on Snooth

  • 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

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


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

    Snoothrank:

    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

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • 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


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

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    The nose was reticent yet refined with perfectly ripe blackberry, spice, and hints of wood and stems. It opened over time with sweeter fruit and hints of undergrowth. On the palate, it was beautifully balanced and smooth yet holding back at first. As it opened in the glass, flavors of finessed black fruits and medicinal herbal tea notes sweetene... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • 1998 was the year Chateauneuf-du-Pape finally got some respect. Don’t me wrong, the wine had maintained a loyal following for years, but more often than not the wines were described as rustic, earthy and in quite a few cases, dirty.1998 was the turning point that changed that impression in consumers’ eyes, or at least those consumers who had yet... Read More

    From the article 1998 Chateauneuf Retrospective


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

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    Tight and clean, smoky, mineral, floral, oleander, balanced, reticent, finesse, elegant tannins, lithe mouth feel, hinting at black cherry. This requires air. A hint of chocolate, lovely length. Smith Brothers black cherry cough drops. This lacks the explosiveness of previous bottles, perhaps its closed or the wine is past peak. Having had so ma... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I know there have been at least one or two conversations about buying wines at Costco, but I happened to catch the one hour documentary about Costco on CNBC, last night.  They actually spent a significant portion of the program (8-9 minutes) about wine sales.  Here is the thing that blew me away.  Apparently, annual wine sales at Costco exceed a... Read More

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  • Château de Beaucastel Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin 1999

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    No written review

    Wine review by Wagsclan


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