Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel, P Perrin 2017 - Half-En Primeur (Red)
The grapes here are picked when completely ripe but careful winemaking avoids extreme alcohol levels. Rich, luscious fruit flavours, robust yet with great complexity, are the hallmarks of this big, superbly crafted wine.
"A tremendous effort, might Beaucastel's 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape outshine even the 2016? I tasted a preliminary blend that Marc Perrin said represented 80% of the wine, and it showed ridiculous floral and fresh aromas of licorice, lavender and spice, all backed by tremendous fruit that went beyond black and red and into hints of exotic stone fruit. The final blend will likely contain more than 10% Counoise, the highest proportion ever utilized at the estate. It's rich and concentrated yet silky and lithe, with a fantastically long, elegant finish.” 95-97 points, JebDunnuck.com, August 2018 (The Wine Advocate awarded it the same high score)."
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, August 2018
|Bottle Size||37.5 cl|
|Case/Pack Size||case of 6|
95-97 Jeb Dunnuck