(From 2012 Vintage) While not the most structured vintage of Beaucastel, this is a full-bodied, creamy textured rendering of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Finely detailed notes of plum, thyme and leather mark the nose, while the flavors are ripe almost to the point of jamminess. Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, Note : 93/100, 2016-05-01 Opaque ruby. Deep-pitched black and blue fruit liqueur aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice and cola. Broad, sweet and fleshy, offering concentrated blackberry and boysenberry flavors enlivened by juicy acidity and a peppery spice nuance. Tightens up slowly on the youthfully tannic, focused finish, which clings with resonating spiciness and outstanding tenacity.
(From 2012 Vintage) The result of all the efforts and innovations of three generations of the Perrin family is evident when one has the pleasure of tasting a good vintage of Château de Beaucastel at its peak. If one word could describe the red wines of Beaucastel it would be "pure": because these wines are the natural expression of the place and the grapes from which they come.
In this case the vineyard is a patchwork of the 13 permitted grape varieties It covers 70 hectares in all. The soil is the same porous, aerated blanket of Alpine diluvium (with rounded stones) over a base of Miocene marine limestone that exists elsewhere on the estate. The vines are on average 50 years old and yields are never more than 30 hectolitres per hectare and often much less. This is a vibrant and healthy vineyard due to years of organic cultivation.
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014
Wine Spectator(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/09/2015
Wine Spectator(From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 12/15/2009
Wine Advocate(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 10/07
Wine Spectator(From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator