Online-Only Auction, 16 - 23 August 2021

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R 10 553
Lot 542
  • Beaucastel; Châteauneuf-du-Pape; 1998; 3 (1 x 3); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 6 000 - 8 000
Selling Price
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R 10 553
Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 1998
3 (1 x 3) 750ml
Château Beaucastel has been run by several generations of the Perrin family and has become one of the most famous wines of France. Unusually all 13 permitted grape varieties are grown, although it is Mourvèdre often makes up a third of the final blend. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape is renowned to age extremely well for a number of decades. ECOCERT certification from Beaucastel Rouge, Organic and Biodynamic practices since 1974. 

Critics Ratings

'The atypically Grenache-dominated 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape is fully mature and gives up tons of kirsch, garrigue, licorice and a touch of gaminess in its full-bodied, layered and ripe personality. More rounded and sexy than most vintages, it has no hard edges, plenty of mid-palate depth and a great finish. I see no reason to delay gratification, but it will certainly hold for 5-10 years.'- RobertParker.com 93/100

‘Very youthful, with a juicy blast of red plum and fig fruit flavors on a racy frame, this also has plenty of spice, tar, plum cake and mineral in reserve, as the finish shows more structure and slowly darkens with time in the glass. Only just starting to hit its stride. Drink now through 2027.’ – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 95/100 (Sep 2007)

'The atypically Grenache-dominated 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape is fully mature and gives up tons of kirsch, garrigue, licorice and a touch of gaminess in its full-bodied, layered and ripe personality. More rounded and sexy than most vintages, it has no hard edges, plenty of mid-palate depth and a great finish. I see no reason to delay gratification, but it will certainly hold for 5-10 years.’ – Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 93/100 (Aug 2015)

‘Saturated ruby-red. Superripe but reticent, grenache-dominated aromas of roasted plum, cherry jam, tar and humus. Fat, lush and stuffed with fruit; almost heavy today compared to the '99. But this is utterly silky and its firm underlying structure is buried by fruit and baby fat. Intriguing meat and licorice notes. A wine of superb finesse and superfine tannins.’ – Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, 93/100 (Jan 2001)

‘Pale ruby – first pour very clear. Very pale rim. Light but warm, slightly charred nose with the merest hint of gaminess. Clearly tertiary aromas. Very sweet palate entry. Utterly charming and no shortage of fruit. Very long and throat-soothing (which I desperately need). Planned to accompany grouse with Ch Rayas 2005. A very good bottle.’ – Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, 18/20 (Sep 2019)

Provenance

Private Client


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