Welcome Back!Sign in here:

   Reset Password

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 166,090 strong:

Register Today!

Want the best wine for your buck?

217,842Wine Reviews
166,090Members
30Seconds to join

Perrin & Fils Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2005

Thanks for liking this wine! Let your friends on Twitter and Facebook know about it by clicking on the buttons here.

If you've already connected your Twitter account, then you don't need to click on the Twitter button to share your review as it'll be done for you.

Optional: Before you share your wine find with friends, you can pick a score or make a quick tasting note, or both if you like:


My Score:
 
My Tasting Notes:
Expand Box




Community Reviews

There is 1 user submitted review for this wine.

Mymi Thesingingsommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

The Perrin family acquired Château de Beaucastel in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region in 1909 and has since purchased or leased vineyards within the best terroirs of the Southern Rhône. All the viticultural work is done by the Beaucastel team following these principles…
The vineyard comes first… Neither chemical fertiliser, pesticide nor insecticide has been used since 1964. Bees, ladybirds and worms are plentiful in their vineyards. Production levels are very low, but, through their organic nature, the wines reveal the essence of their terroir.
The magic of blending… All their wines are blends from several grape varieties. All 13 varieties authorised in the Châteauneuf AOC are cultivated. Each February, the Perrins get together to taste the wines from the various varieties. The aim is to decide, for each wine, the proportion of each grape that will make up the final blend. The magic of blending is that the finished product is always better than the individual components.
Maturing the wine… Their Southern Rhône terroirs produce grapes whose excellent maturity ensures that the wines also have a considerable tannic structure that needs to be rounded out during the maturing process.
Château de Beaucastel has long been considered one of the great wines of France.
This 2005 phenomenal blend is made of:
Cinsault: 5%
Grenache: 30%
Mourvèdre: 30%
Vaccarèse, Terret noir, Muscardin,Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne: 15%
Counoise: 10%
Syrah: 10%
It is dark ruby red with a deep purple center. Legs are viscous and stain the inside of the glass.
On the nose, it is infinitely complex and spicy! There are aromas of dark ripe raspberries, crushed blackberry, wet earth, cocoa, dates, maybe Garrigue but mostly dried herbs like Herbes de Provence blend.
On the palate, it is rich, generous and layered. With a wonderful, sensual and velvety texture. Full of stewed cherries, raspberries and blackberries in a sticky compote and some black licorice. The tannins are luscious, the acidity vibrant and alive. Long smoky finish with more dark coca…
Did I say this is a sexy wine? Absolutely!
May sound odd but I sipped on it while enjoying a very spicy tomato and herb pasta dish that contained the saltiest black olives and it was incredible!




Natalie's Review

Perrin & Fils Château De Beaucastel Châteauneuf-Du-Pape 2005, AC, Rhone, France: Rich, expansive and layered with aromas of red currants, black plums, cedar, spice and smoke. Full-bodied. 711317 14.50% XD 750 mL  $91.95 Score: 96/100. November 10, 2007 Favorite Red Wine.  Full Review

Ad

FEEL LOST IN THE

STORE?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Hall Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon 2011,
Napa Valley, California ...
Wine & Cheese Pairing

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is editor of one of the largest wine review web sites, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 166,090 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

PAY TOO MUCH FOR

WINE?

Get my reviews of terrific under-priced wines. Save money, drink better wine.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award