(From 2013 Vintage) The 30 hectares of Coudoulet are located just east of the vineyard of Beaucastel on the other side of the A7 motorway. For reasons that have now become obvious, Coudoulet is often considered the baby Beaucastel. The Coudoulet soil has many similarities to that of Beaucastel. It is made out of Molasse seabed covered by diluvial alpine deposits. These pebbles called “Galets Roulés” play a big role: They take in the heat during the day and let it if off slowly at night which gives a good start to the vines in the Spring.
(From 2012 Vintage) The Coudoulet is the little brother of the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape Château de Beaucastel . Its vineyards cover 30 hectares and adjoins that of his elder brother, on a floor covered with pebbles . An exceptional terroir , a judicious blend of noble varietals of the region ( 20% Cinsault , Grenache 30% , 30% Mourvèdre , Syrah 20%), a consummate mastery of winemaking by the Perrin family and exceptional climatic conditions give rise in 2010 to a nectar. The wine is balanced, complex , refined, intense fruity black cherry , suitable for cellaring over ten years Nordway Magazine Vivid ruby . High - pitched aromas of red fruits , rose, lavender and Asian spices . Juicy and Focused on entry , Then Broader deeper and across the mid- palate , displaying intense black raspberry and cherry compote flavors . Shows impressive energy on the spicy finish , qui features a sexy floral quality.
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014