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1999 Beaucastel - Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin

FRANCE / RHONE / CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend
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SKU: 47338-1999-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    ($238; this was slated to be bottled in January 2002; based on 60% mourvedre, in contrast to the '98, which showcased the glorious grenache of that year) Full ruby. Knockout nose of black raspberry, roasted nuts, road tar, licorice, leather and game; comes across as riper and more roasted than the regular cuvee Fat, dense and superconcentrated, with extraordinary precision of flavor and tactile strength. Has the firm backbone to support its compelling flesh. Very long, slow-mounting finish throws off notes of licorice, game, tar and brown spices. This will go on for decades. I may have marginally underrated this wine a year ago. This is consistently one of the great wines of Southern France: it will be a fascinating experience to taste the '99 and '98 side by side ten years from now.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2002
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Remarkable effort in the '99 vintage. Beautiful. Inky-black and very intense, built in a modern style, like a top Bordeaux classified-growth, with plenty of freshly crushed berries, cigar box, citrus, roasted chestnuts, tobacco and jammy plum to provide much pleasure. Ripe, firm tannins need time to soften the monolithic finish. 415 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2004-2020
    Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
    Issue: Aug 31, 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Similar to the 2004 and made from a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 10% Counoise, the 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin is a perfumed, gorgeously rich effort that excels on its elegance, complexity and length. From a cooler year and possessing bright acidity, full-bodied richness and building tannin, it offers up a smorgasbord of cured meats, licorice, dried flowers, spice and sweet berry fruit. Drinking nicely now, it should continue to evolve gracefully for another two decades. Reviewed: February, 2015
    Drink Dates: 2014-2035
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue: 217
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  • 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

    • 437 bottles owned
    • 85 collectors