Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 1990

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 1990

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France



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Grape Varietes: Mourvèdre 30%, Grenache 30%, Misc 15%, Syrah 10%, Vaccarese 5%, Cinsault 5%, Muscardin 5% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Jean-Pierre Perrin Optimum Drinking: 2017-2023 Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: Code: 101348 Alcohol: 13.5% Fill Level: Levels approx. 1.5cm below capsule
Estate Notes

Château de Beaucastel's 1990 Châteauneuf-du-Pape comes from a great Rhône vintage – rich, concentrated and powerful – a blockbuster Rhône style.

Beaucastel's vineyards are based on the famous rounded stones called galets that were deposited when the Rhône river raged as a torrent, tearing fragments of rocks from the Alps onto the plains. Today, the galets soak up the intense daytime heat during the summer and release it at night to aid gradual ripening.

The Perrin brothers, the current owners of Beaucastel's 100 hectares, do not use chemical fertilisers, preferring to use a compost made on the property from a mixture of sheep manure and the previous year's pressings (marc) which helps to maintain the soil's own natural equilibrium. In 1990 a long, hot summer with sufficient rain to prevent drought was followed by a harvest that took place in optimum condition.


“A deep brick core. The nose is very distinctive…black truffles becoming more dominant with aeration. The palate is superb: very concentrated with vibrant acidity giving it a lovely lift. Harmonious, complex with roasted herbs, spice and mulberry.“