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1990 Beaucastel [Chateauneuf Du Pape]
[Blend/Cuvee - Other]
Posted by unknown on 2004-03-05 06:40:29 [Show TN in Text Format]
AOC:Chateauneuf Du Pape
Region:Chateauneuf Du Pape
Wine Score:90
Notes:I now understand what Parker says when he claims Beaucastel almost deserves its own appellation. It really is unlike any other CdP I've had. Color was candy apple red with slight amber edge. Nose of eucalyptus, menthol, camphor, with a hint of straw. The Mourvedre seemed to be a huge bully here, overshadowing any of the other more subtle nuances of the other grape varieties. Medium-bodied, nicely balanced with very soft tannins. Nice 30s finish that revealed a hint of plum. 89-90 (my "first impression" with limited experience with Beaucastel)
Tasting Date:2003-12-22
Varietal:Mourvedre, Grenache, Counoise, Syrah, Cinsault
Production Notes:The 500-year-old vineyards at Beaucastel are treated without chemical fertilizers, herbicides or systemic pesticides. All thirteen grape varietals of CdP are planted, with Mourvedre, Grenache, Counoise, Syrah and Cinsault predominant. Each varietal is harvested and vinified separately. The final blend is a stunning wine, very opaque ruby/black in color, with a melange of aromas, complex layers of flavor, with spicy character and richness. The Perrin brothers carry on the family tradition of making as natural a wine as possible.

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