(2011 Vintage) Beautiful golden yellow colour. The nose has a lot of minerality with notes of white flowers, honey and marmalade. The mouth is round and rich in yellow fruits (peaches and apricots) followed by notes of salted butter caramel and a slightly salty finish.
WA95 Drink 2010-2030 As I stated last year, there is no Hommage a Jacques Perrin in 2006, but Beaucastel’s 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet perfume of black truffles, camphor, earth, incense, new saddle leather, and loads of peppery, blackberry, and herb-infused, meaty, black cherry fruit. Deep, full-bodied, and dense, with sweet tannin, this explosively rich Chateauneuf is a stronger effort than the 2005, 2004, or 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028.
Really lovely. Intriguing and exciting.
1500 ml 95 2010-2040
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-06
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07