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Chateau de BEAUCASTEL Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Hommage a Jacques Perrin" 2016

Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France

Grape: Mourvedre

Tasting notes: "Tasted three weeks after bottling, I couldn't quite bring myself to give the elusive three-digit score to this admittedly super wine. Perhaps once the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin has been in bottle a bit longer, as Mourvèdre seems to go into a bit of a funk when recently bottled. For now, it's merely profound, packing in savory, mossy nuances, hints of exotic dried spices like star anise and cardamom and layers of rich, plummy fruit that manage to be full-bodied and deliciously intense without being weighty or overwrought. Creamy, lush, intense and long, it's a tdf (tour de force) in CdP." - Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

About the Winery:
Chateau de Beaucastel has long been regarded as one of the greatest wines in France. It is notorious for its elegance, balance, and ageing potential. Beaucastel has an exceptional terroir at the Northern limit of Chateauneuf du Pape, exposed to the Mistral wind. All thirteen varieties of the appellation have been organically grown since the sixties.

Expert Ratings:
The Wine Advocate: 99+/100
Vinous: 98/100
Decanter: 100/100
Wine Spectator: 97/100
J. Suckling: 100/100