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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) 2009
Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage Jacques Perrin Chateauneuf-du-Pape (1.5L) 2009
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The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $999.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 99 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep black-ruby color. Profound aromas of black cherry, cassis, spice, leather and game, with an almost medicinal aspect. Very sweet entry, then firm and closed, almost too hard on the palate today. Extremely concentrated on the finish. This is a wine to be kept for your retirement.
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About Chateau de Beaucastel:

In 1549, "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" bought "a barn with its land holdings, containing 25 saumées at Coudoulet". More than four centuries later, this remarkable domaine, known today as Château de Beaucastel, is producing what most people acknowledge to be the finest wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

In 1903, a young chemical engineer and mathematics professor named Pierre Perrin, together with his father-in-law, began to restore the domaine following the ravages of phylloxera. His son, Jacques Perrin, took over the domaine in 1953 and introduced many innovations such as improved grape varietals, integrated pest control, and a flash-heat exchanger.

Today, the third and fourth generations of Perrins, François and Jean-Pierre and Jean-Pierre's sons Pierre, Marc and Thomas, continue in the tradition of their father and grandfather. The vineyards of Beaucastel are treated as a garden: no chemical fertilizer, no chemical week killers or sprays are permitted. Organic fertilizer comes from compost and only a minimum of traditional sulphur-copper spray is used in the vineyards.

The vineyards are planted in all the traditional grapes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah, Cinsault, Vaccarese, Counoise, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardin, Bourboulenc, Roussanne.