"Medium brick red color; mature, tart red fruit and Balsamic nose; mature, dried leather, dried berry, tobacco, tangy plum and herbal palate; medium-plus finish"
"91 Points-Wine Advocate. The 1979 has always reminded me of an Italian Barolo with its melted asphalt, soy, tobacco, and earthy personality. It is medium to full-bodied, somewhat sinewy and tannic, but vibrant, dense, and chewy. Although not the most complex Beaucastel, it is still vigorous and alive. (2003)"
"A saucy little tart of a wine"
"Dark and intense with cedary, earthy and mushroomy flavors and just glimpses of moderately ripe currant and cherry."
"Nut, plum and tobacco character. Medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and a dust, berry, plum, raisin and herb character."