The 2019s from Beaucastel and Famille Perrin

2019 looks set to join the incredible run of vintages from the Southern Rhône this decade. After a heat spike in June, the remaining summer temperatures were warm but with cool nights and little to no drought stress in the vines, allowing for optimal ripening conditions. The result is a balance of rich yet supple structures and concentrated fruit that is ripe yet retains freshness. 2019 will make a worthy addition to the run of great vintages from this region that end in "9".

There is little critical review on the 2019 vintage yet, but early reports from Jeb Dunnuck describe it as "a step up over the 2018s", with a style that has "more depth, concentration, and richness, all while showing considerable purity of fruit and elegance". We have just tasted through the range from Famille Perrin, and agree. These deep, rich and dark-fruited wines are both more powerful and more vibrant than their 2018 counterparts. The Chateau de Beaucastel Rouge itself is the best we have tasted in several vintages, powerful but savoury with real ageing potential. The bargain buy is once again the Coudoulet Rouge, which is succulent and intense yet light on its feet.

We are delighted to be able to offer the Famille Perrin wines en primeur - they will be available from November 2021.

The volumes of each wine are strictly limited and will be allocated to last year's buyers first. 

Minimum Order – 12 bottles
These wines are en primeur, and will be available from November 2021


2019 Château de Beaucastel

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Rhône2019Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel Rouge, Perrin - Château de BeaucastelHV100550.0024 Add to Basket
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Rhône2019Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel Rouge, Perrin - Château de BeaucastelMG80550.006 Add to Basket
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Deep ruby purple in the glass. Evocative and rich on the nose with blackberry, fleshy cherries and dried herbs. The palate is rich, concentrated and dense, with powerful black and red fruits at the core. There are layers of white pepper, garrigue and liquorice that build through the mid-palate, adding savoury intrigue that is bolstered by mouthcoating, chalky tannins. The finish is rich, intense and beautifully balanced. This is a profound, ageworthy Beaucastel - the best we have tasted in several years.

18 points, Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners


2019 Coudoulet Rouge

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“Bright ruby colour in the glass. Sweet and ripe strawberries and red cherries burst from the glass on a very enticing nose. Soft, succulent and fleshy on the palate, there is a wonderful balance between ripe red fruit and gravelly minerality. This is sumptuous, approachable and perfectly balanced. Superb quality for the money."

16+ points, Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners


2019 Vinsobres VV Hauts de Julien, Perrin

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Rhône2019Vinsobres VV Hauts de Julien, Perrin - Château de BeaucastelBT20210.0012 Add to Basket
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“Opaque purple in the glass. Heady and rich on the nose, with smoky blackberry and damson fruit lined with liquorice and hints of tar - you can really feel the weight of Syrah in the blend. The palate is massively concentrated, a heady concoction of roasted figs and blackberries accented with sweet spice and espresso. Very impressive, thick and rich, bolstered further by mouthcoating chalky tannins. A real blockbuster in style."

16.5 points, Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners


2019 Gigondas Clos des Tourelles, Perrin

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“Bright ruby in colour with a heady, ripe nose of strawberries and kirsch. The palate is succulent and sweet with red fruits. There are no hard edges with the soft, ripe tannins melting into the wine. Caramelised red berries and sweet spices linger on the finish."

16.5 points, Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners


2019 Gigondas l'Argnee VV, Perrin

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From a plot smaller than 1ha, these pre-phyloxera vines yield tiny volumes of deep and concentrated Grenache. Production is less than 1500 bottles a year, and as such we were unable to taste the wine ahead of release. 


2019 Château du Beaucastel Blanc

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Rhône2019Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel Blanc, Perrin - Château de Beaucastel BT10540.001295 JDAdd to Basket
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“While the old-vine Roussanne cuvée from this estate gets all the attention from collectors, don’t make the mistake of discounting their classic Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc. The 2019 reveals a lighter gold hue as well as a beautiful and classic bouquet of honeyed citrus, quince, white flowers, bee’s wax, and a touch of flinty minerality. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it has flawless balance, nicely integrated acidity, and a great, minerally finish. You can enjoy bottles today with a decant or cellar for two to three decades, if you’re so inclined."

95 points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com


2019 Château du Beaucastel Roussanne VV

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“One of my favorite whites in the world is the old vine Roussanne cuvée from Beaucastel, which comes from a single 3-hectare parcel just outside the domaine, in the northern, cooler part of Châteauneuf du Pape. The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Roussanne Vieilles Vignes is another thrilling example of Roussanne and offers a vivid gold hue as well as gorgeous notes of white currants, honeysuckle, white flowers, crushed stone, and hints of gunpowder. With beautiful freshness, full-bodied richness, and ample power, it’s unquestionably the Montrachet of the Southern Rhône and a magical white. You can safely drink bottles anytime over the coming decade, then it’s best forgotten until around 20 years after the vintage."

99 points, Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com


Minimum Order – 12 bottles
These wines are en primeur, and will be available from November 2021

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