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Presentation of the estate

One of the old guards of the region, Château de Beaucastel is nevertheless one of the most progressive and forward-thinking estates out there. They have a wealth of old vine Mourvèdre planted in the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and have purchased heavily in the cooler appellation of Gigondas. They’ve broken the lineup into their Château de Beaucastel releases for the estate wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and several additional cuvées released under their Famille Perrin label. Looking at the 2016s, these wines remind me of how the 2001s tasted on release. They are some of the finest wines in the vintage as well as ever made at the estate. These are classic, concentrated, yet perfectly balanced wines that will benefit from bottle age. In contrast, the 2017s are also brilliant but more forward and charming, and I suspect the preponderance of clay soils at this estate helped dramatically with keeping the vines ripening grapes as opposed to shutting down during this hot, dry vintage.

Beaucastel Red

VintageWine NameJeb DunnuckRobert ParkerMaturityShop
2016 Tradition 96+ 97 2019-2040 -
2016 Hommage à J. Perrin 100 99+ 2020-2050 Available
2015 Tradition 96 96 2018-2035 -
2015 Hommage à J. Perrin 99 98 2020-2045 -
2014 Tradition - 93 2016-2026 -
2014 Hommage à J. Perrin - 97+ 2022-2042 -
2013 Tradition - 93 2020-2030 -
2013 Hommage à J. Perrin - 96+ 2025-2055 -
2012 Tradition - 96 2017-2032 -
2012 Hommage à J. Perrin - 99 2022-2042 -
2011 Tradition - 94 2015-2031 -
2011 Hommage à J. Perrin - 96 2017-2036 -
2010 Tradition 96 95 2015-2045 Available
2010 Hommage à J. Perrin - 98+ 2025-2060 -
1999 Tradition 93 91 2007-2025 Available