Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel Rouge, Perrin 2018

RegionRhône
SubregionChateauneuf-du-Pape
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

The 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape has slightly less Grenache than normal (10%) and has a Mourvèdre-dominated bouquet of blue fruits, crushed violets, charred meats, and a distinct minerality. This was a challenging vintage, particularly for Grenache, yet this estate has produced a brilliant wine that has medium to full body, a layered, deep, concentrated mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a gorgeous finish. As with most 2018s, it’s going to have plenty of upfront appeal, yet I suspect it will also age gracefully.

Score: 94/96+Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, August 2019

Very dark fruited, with blackberry, blueberry and dark cherry fruit on the nose. Liquorice and damsons coat the palate on entry, which is bold and richly textured. Quite chalky in structure at this stage, this is a 2018 that will go the distance. Peppery and sweet on the finish.

Score: 17+Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, October 2019

Another in a string of top vintages, Beaucastel's 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape was produced from Grenache yields of only eight hectoliters per hectare ("normal" is about 28 hectoliters per hectare, according to Marc Perrin). The final blend I was shown is almost candied in its fruity intensity of raspberries and cherries, yet it has a potent underpinning of more savory elements, like tapenade, grilled meat and dried spices. Full-bodied, with fine, silky tannins, this shows tremendous length, reverberating with hints of crushed stone on the finish.

Score: 95/97Joe Czerwinski, RobertParker.com (244), August 2019

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