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1998 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 100 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 97 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47338-1998

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$600.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Balanced, with ripe depth in the midpalate. Serious juice that enchants with its peppery, licorice, cigar-box and plum complexity. Long and powerful finish has become more harmonious since being reviewed last year. Great stuff from a winery working the Chƒteauneuf terroir. 415 cases made.
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 97

    Bright saturated ruby. Confectionery aromas of cherry liqueur and roasted meat. A wine of extraordinary density; incredibly thick but, in comparison to the basic '98 Beaucastel bottling, this has more shoulders. More black fruits than red. Finishes with great, lush tannins and explosive berry and cocoa powder flavors. Among the longest wines of my tour of the Rhone Valley. This is |only| 14.2% alcohol.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    I've been lucky enough to have the 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin numerous times recently and it has never failed to deliver everything I could want from a wine. Getting the best parcel of Grenache from the estate and a dramatically shifted blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah and Counoise, it's a massive and concentrated Chateauneuf that surprisingly still seems to show its Mourvedre component front and center. Blackberries, kirsch, truffle, gamy meats, licorice and earth all give way to a full-bodied, seamless, impeccably balanced wine that carries its huge core of fruit with remarkable freshness and grace. While it will no doubt continue to evolve gracefully, it's brilliant today.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Self | Rating: 100

    Black in the glass with a rim of dark purple. Complex aroma with everything from dark berries to licorice and spice to meaty notes. Full bodied on the palate with an amazing finish. Spectacular!
    Drink Dates: 2008-2020
    Author: StefanBoedeker
Chateau Beaucastel, run by the Perrin brothers, is regarded as one of the best estates of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. At 131 hectares of vineyards, it is also one of the largest estates in the region. It is atypical of the appellation in its production techniques. It is one of three estates to produce and vinify all 13 grapes permitted under the regulations of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Also, unlike most estates, Beaucastel prefers to use as much Mourvedre in its blend as Grenache. As one of the first estates to practices organic viticulture, Chateau Beaucastel is often criticized for the influence of Brettanomyces, yeast that may contribute animalistic flavors to the wine. They are also controversial for their vinification practice of rapidly heating the incoming must in order to kill bacteria and extract color and flavor from the skins. After maturation in oak casks, the wine is bottled with light fining and no filtration. The house produces several cuvees, the grand vin known as Chateau Beaucastel. Their other wines include Hommage a Jean Perrin, Chateau Beaucastel Blanc, Roussanne Vieilles Vignes. Good values can be had by their Cotes du Rhone, Coudoulet de Beaucastel and their negociant line under the name Vieille Ferme.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 679 bottles owned
  • 91 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 100
    (Out of 91 collectors)