Red Wine   Chateauneuf du Pape   France   Rhone Valley
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Date printed: Apr 23, 2014

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2005 Château de Beaucastel - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin Grande Cuvee

2005 Château de Beaucastel - Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin Grande Cuvee

Price on Apr 23, 2014: $525.00

URL: https://www.unionsquarewines.com/wines/2005---w6073456zt

Wine Spectator  

Extremely dense, with layers of braised fig, blackberry and hoisin sauce that will need cellaring to stretch out fully. Plenty of coffee, bittersweet ganache and charcoal notes fill in the background, with prominent but ripe, well-rounded tannins helping to pound out the finish. An impressive combination of power and purity. Best from 2010 through 2030. 350 cases made.

Wine Advocate  

The 2005 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin represents the essence of Beaucastel. A super-concentrated, somewhat over the top style of wine based on 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, and the rest Counoise and Syrah, they only made 4,000 bottles in 2005. The wine has an inky blue/purple color, a more dramatic bouquet than the regular cuvee, consisting of asphalt, crushed pepper, fresh red beef, tar, truffle, and loads of blueberry, blackberry, and cassis. The wine is very full-bodied, extraordinarily powerful, frightfully concentrated, and very tannic and backward. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2050+.

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