Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 1999

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 1999

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France



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Grape Varietes: Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, Counoise, Misc Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Jean-Pierre Perrin Optimum Drinking: 2019-2025 Reviewer Rating: 91 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 100142 Alcohol: 13.5%
Estate Notes

Château de Beaucastel 1999 combines power with a sensual silky texture and was purchased in its original wooden case.

Beaucastel's vineyards are based on the famous rounded stones called galets that were deposited in times when the Rhône river raged as a torrent, tearing fragments of rocks from the Alps onto the plains. The galets soak up the intense heat during the summer ripening months and release it during the evenings. 

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.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).


"The prodigious 1999 Beaucastel boasts aromas of blackberry fruit intermixed with cassis, licorice, roasted meats, leather, and truffles. While it does not possess much fat or precociousness, it displays definition and elegance. This is a full-bodied, concentrated, classic Beaucastel." Robert Parker

"...well-made, with youthful exuberance of ripe fruit, toasted oak, grilled meat, smoked chestnuts and blood orange, ironlike notes." Wine Spectator