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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel Rouge, Perrin - Château de Beaucastel 2010

Grape VarietyMourvedre, Grenache, Syrah etc

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2010Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Beaucastel Rouge, Perrin - Château de BeaucastelMG1 \ 06900.00695 RP610095.0095.00CDP Beaucastel Rouge, Perrin1.510
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Tasting Notes

Interestingly enough, even though many of the 2010 Perrin et Fils selections from the southern Rhone were scheduled to be bottled right after my visit, the 2010 Beaucastel had already been put in bottle. This is a gorgeous wine, a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and the balance the other permitted varietals in the appellation. Deep purple, with loads of bouquet garni, beef blood, blackberry, kirsch, smoke and truffle, this wine is full-bodied, rich and showing even better than it did last year. I still think it needs 3-5 years of cellaring, and it should last for 25-30 years, as most of the top vintages of Beaucastel do.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (203), November 2012

The Chateau Beaucastel 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is a classic blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah, 10% Counoise and the balance other permitted varietals. Surprisingly ripe and soft with a dense ruby/purple color as well as lots of blueberry, scorched earth and blackberry notes intermixed with hints of roast beef and bouquet garni, this wine has structure, but the fruit dominates at present. By the standards of most top vintages of Beaucastel, this cuvee will be drinkable earlier than the normal ten years. I suspect it will put on more weight, so give it 5-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (197), November 2011

Dark, dense and very closed now, this has a tremendous core of
crushed plum, linzer torte and blackberry confiture waiting in reserve. Ample singed cedar and mesquite, warm paving stone and
black tea notes lurk in the background and glide through the finish. Features serious grip, but wonderful integration. Should cruise
in the cellar. Best from 2016 through 2035.

James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Insider (32), August 2013
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