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Château de Beaucastel
& Famille Perrin

"Chateau de Beaucastel has become the leading estate at Chateuneuf-du-Pape and is now in a class of its own"
(John Livingstone-Learmonth, The Wines of the Rhone, Faber & Faber)

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Château de Beaucastel, arguably, the best estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is owned by François and Jean-Pierre Perrin. More...


  2014 Côtes du Rhône 'Coudoulet de Beaucastel'
Another great Coudoulet de Beaucastel! more details...
£15.70 (Bottle)
£129.00 (12 btls in bond)
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  2013 Côtes du Rhône 'Coudoulet de Beaucastel'
Attractive Coudoulet for drinking over the next decade. more details...
£16.00 (Bottle)
£135.00 (12 btls in bond)
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£40.00 (Bottle)
£189.00 (6 btls in bond)
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  2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape 
Forward Beaucastel, refreshingly lighter bodied than some but with plenty of verve. more details...
£45.00 (Bottle)
£210.00 (6 btls in bond)
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  2011 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
Classic Beaucastel, long and rich. It will drink well young but improve with cellaring. WA: 94/100 more details...
£48.00 (Bottle)
£225.00 (6 btls in bond)
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  2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape 
Stupendous wine - Châteauneuf-du-Pape at its best. RP: 95/100 more details...
£52.00 (Bottle)
£246.00 (6 btls in bond)
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  2010 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Concentrated tropical fruits and minerals. A fantastic white! WA: 95/100 more details...
£52.50 (Bottle)
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  2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
A great Beaucastel in the making. WA: 96/100 more details...
£53.50 (Bottle)
£252.00 (6 btls in bond)
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£320.00 (Bottle)
£780.00 (3 btls in bond)
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Beaucastel is certainly the longest-lived wine from the whole of the Southern Rhône, ageing well for 20 or more years in a top vintage. However, it is atypical for the appellation. Of all the estates in the region, Beaucastel is one of only three to plant and vinify all thirteen grape varieties permitted by the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation regulations and includes a whopping 30-35% Mourvèdre in its red wine, matching the contribution from Grenache in the final blend. In great years, the Perrins produce a massively concentrated ultra-ageworthy cuvee, "Homage à Jacques Perrin" in very small quantities. Please see Fine Wines - there may be the odd bottle available there!

The family also owns a large Côtes du Rhône estate, also farmed organically, known as Coudoulet de Beaucastel,one of the very best, having more in common with very good Châteauneuf than with other Côtes du Rhône wines. This wine has much in common with Beaucastel, in particular its comparitively high Mourvèdre content but, whereas the grand vin is at its best after a minimum of 15-20 years, Coudoulet is a wine to approach from a much younger age - for us it is a 5-10 year wine.

Important for some consumers is the fact that these wines are organically produced (they have full Ecocert status from the 2001 vintage although the bottles do not bear the logo).

You must be aged 18 or over to purchase wine.
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