1990 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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1990 Château de Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 99
Clearly drinking at peak, the nose is off the hook with its olives, herbs, smoked red cherries, bright red plums, black pepper, flowers, and thyme notes. There is power here which is balanced by the wine's elegance, which allows the finish to shine with all of its meaty, red fruits that linger. Drink from 2022-2035.

Clearly drinking at peak, the nose is off the hook with its olives, herbs, smoked red cherries, bright red plums, black pepper, flowers, and thyme notes. There is power here which is balanced by the wine's elegance, which allows the finish to shine with all of its meaty, red fruits that linger. Drink from 2022-2035.

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Not as clean as previous bottles, this showed a distinctive, barnyard, animal character. Still, there was a lot to like about it. Full bodied, rich, round, spicy and fresh, the tannins have melted away. The earthy kirsch sang loud and clear, but the animalistic notes demanded to be heard as well. So, some will like this specific bottle more than others.

Not as clean as previous bottles, this showed a distinctive, barnyard, animal character. Still, there was a lot to like about it. Full bodied, rich, round, spicy and fresh, the tannins have melted away. The earthy kirsch sang loud and clear, but the animalistic notes demanded to be heard as well. So, some will like this specific bottle more than others.

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This was the second bottle tasted this year, and both times, the wine easily hit the top of the hit parade, with triple digit scores. The levels of concentration found here is remarkable, especially as everything is in balance and harmony. The fruit is fresh, pure and vibrant, the spicy quality just shines. The finish, which is impossible to tire of, must last at least 60 second, or longer. It is a legend in the making. Most pricey wines let you down, as expectations are often too high, but this is one expensive wine that truly delivers the goods.

This was the second bottle tasted this year, and both times, the wine easily hit the top of the hit parade, with triple digit scores. The levels of concentration found here is remarkable, especially as everything is in balance and harmony. The fruit is fresh, pure and vibrant, the spicy quality just shines. The finish, which is impossible to tire of, must last at least 60 second, or longer. It is a legend in the making. Most pricey wines let you down, as expectations are often too high, but this is one expensive wine that truly delivers the goods.

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Just not a wine you see often, but when you do, it's a thrill and a treat. Served double blind, with its distinctive, barnyard component, I was sure it was a top vintage of Bonneau Celestins. Full bodied, youthful, with an earthy, animalistic, spicy, perfume that adds to the plum, kirsch and black cherry notes. Full bodied, concentrated and long, the tannins are, soft, refined and feel great. If you're lucky enough to be sitting on a few bottles, pop a cork on one now, and age the other for another decade.

Just not a wine you see often, but when you do, it's a thrill and a treat. Served double blind, with its distinctive, barnyard component, I was sure it was a top vintage of Bonneau Celestins. Full bodied, youthful, with an earthy, animalistic, spicy, perfume that adds to the plum, kirsch and black cherry notes. Full bodied, concentrated and long, the tannins are, soft, refined and feel great. If you're lucky enough to be sitting on a few bottles, pop a cork on one now, and age the other for another decade.

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Explosive, pungent aromas of barnyard, black pepper, plum liqueur, black cherry jam, truffle, meat and spice. This wine is huge. But everything is in perfect balance and harmony. Concentrated and dense, this powerful wine coats your palate with essence of Chateauneuf. Still young at 20, this can easily improve for another 20-30 years. This is an amazing wine that offers a mind blowing tasting experience.

Explosive, pungent aromas of barnyard, black pepper, plum liqueur, black cherry jam, truffle, meat and spice. This wine is huge. But everything is in perfect balance and harmony. Concentrated and dense, this powerful wine coats your palate with essence of Chateauneuf. Still young at 20, this can easily improve for another 20-30 years. This is an amazing wine that offers a mind blowing tasting experience.

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When to Drink Chateau Beaucastel, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Chateau Beaucastel is a much better wine with age. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Chateau Beaucastel is better with 6-10 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages, the wine should be consumed within 10-35 years after the vintage.

Serving Beaucastel with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Beaucastel is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Beaucastel Rouge is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed, grilled dishes, sausage, tomatoes, and cassoulet. Beaucastel Rouge is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

The white wine of Beaucastel is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork, and veal, as well as Asian cuisine and cheese.

Other wines from the Perrin family.

The Perrin family also maintains a partnership in California with Robert Haas called Tablas Creek. Formed in 1989, the California winery focuses on producing Rhone-style wine with both red and white Rhone varietals.

In 2013, the Perrin family entered into a partnership with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to produce Miraval, an organic Rose' wine from their Provencal estate. Miraval also produces 2 white wines, a blend of Grenache Blanc and Rolle, as well as a wine from 100% Rolle. Needless to say, Miraval is now the world's most popular Rose and wine from the Cotes de Provence.

In 2015, Miraval became the first rose' as well as the first wine in the entire Provence appellation to add anti-counterfeiting measures to their bottle. To prevent the type of forgeries that anything to do with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attracts, Miraval comes in a unique curve-shaped bottle. The bottle is also etched with the word Miraval at the bottom of the bottle.

Starting with the 2009 vintage, Beaucastel became one of the first wines outside of Bordeaux to be sold on the Place de Bordeaux by Bordeaux negociants. The Perrin family also produces one of the best red and white wines from their 30 hectares of vines in the Cotes du Rhone.

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