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CHÂTEAU DE BEAUCASTEL

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh Top class, across many wines, too. The Vieilles Vignes white is an admirably stylish, intriguing white, with the 2014 **** and promising much future complexity. The red Beaucastels can be plump and accessible, as in 2014, or free and easy to drink, as in the mildew ravaged 2018, or more slow burn, as in 2013. The content is more fleshy and redondo than it used to be in the 1990s-2000s, the ***** 2016 Beaucastel red a good example of that. 

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin red reflects the family's long standing love affair with the Mourvèdre - Jacques Perrin planted much of it in the late 1940s onwards. Its deep roots perform well on the clay soils of the Courrieux site near the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape - it would be more tricky in the free draining soils around the Château. 60% Mourvèdre, it is immensely classy and long-lived.

The own vines Côtes du Rhône Coudoulet white comes from just across the tracks from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, is stylish and local, punches well above its grade as very genuine wine for la table, the 2018 ****(*) STGT wine, and previous vintages ****. The Coudoulet red is produced on a much larger scale (about ten times), being topped up with fruit from the Prébois vineyard a short distance away. The 2017 was a classy ****(*) wine, well worth seeking out, and recent vintages have all been **** or ****(*) for it.

Even the Famille Perrin Vieille Ferme merchant wines have taken a move forward from 2014-2015 after a bit of a dip (see Famille Perrin entry).

Société Fermière des Vignobles Pierre Perrin, the Perrin family 84350 Courthézon

Tel: +33(0)490 70 41 00

http://www.beaucastel.com

tperrin@beaucastel.com

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) Canada 3) GB

Percentage Exported: 80%

British Importers: Berry Brothers, London www.bbr.com Justerini & Brooks London www.justerinis.com