(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.
Wine Advocate # 185 Oct 2009 Robert Parker 92 Drink: 2009 - 2014 $25-$34 (25) The blockbuster 2007 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet, always one of the best bargains from the south, may be the finest Coudoulet ever produced. A blend of 30% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, and the rest Syrah, Cinsault, and a few other authorized varietals, is incredibly opulent and rich, with sensational notes of black currants, licorice, smoked herbs, and meat juices, a full-bodied mouthfeel, savory tannins, and good acidity as well as length. This outstanding wine can be drunk now or cellared for 10-15 years. One of the great estates of the Rhone Valley, Chateau Beaucastel has been run by several generations of the Perrin family, beginning with the late Jacques Perrin (who died in 1978), then the brothers Jean-Pierre and Francois, and now their sons Thomas, Marc, Pierre, and Mathieu. Beaucastel has nearly 200 acres in vine in Chateauneuf du Pape, and they have branched out with an impressive operation under the Perrin et Fils label, purchasing grapes and acquiring land (in Vinsobres and Gigondas, for example). Their goal is to become the most recognized name for high quality wines in the southern Rhone. As shrewd consumers know, one of the best values in under $10 a bottle wine is La Vieille Ferme. The Perrin et Fils cuvees include wines made from purchased grapes as well as their new acquisitions in Vinsobres, Gigondas (25 acres), and the Cotes du Rhone village of Cairanne (35 acres). The Perrins enjoyed tremendous success with their 2008 red wines, largely because yields ranged between 18 hectoliters per hectare for Beaucastel, to only 20 hectoliters per hectare for Coudoulet. The mildew that affected everyone was the culprit. The entire family acknowledged there was an extraordinary triage and culling out of the grapes at the sorting tables. Importer: Vineyard Brands, Birmingham, AL; tel. (205) 980-8802 Add to Print List
drank 12/08/2010...excellent now w/ bright fresh cherry notes.... see RP tasting notes.
frutas vermelhas leves e pouco doces. Pimentas leves
Robert Parker(From 2012 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2014