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2001 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin
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95(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2004

($425; a blend of 60% mourvedre, 20% grenache, 10% syrah and 10% counoise) Saturated ruby-red. Highly complex, very primary, inky nose hints at blackberry, black cherry, licorice, spicecake and tree bark; dominated by the mourvedre. Then dense, thick and sappy in the mouth, with brooding black fruit and mineral flavors and superb precision. Hints of meat and leather lurk, but, like the regular release, this is extremely backward and dominated by dark fruits. Offers superb thickness without any excess weight, and a wonderfully seamless, elegant texture. Finishes extremely long, with very fine tannins. A unique critter: a Chateauneuf du Pape with just 20% grenache. Likely to develop in bottle for two decades or more. (Vineyard Brands, Birmingham, AL)

99 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Great Chateauneuf!
by chard10593996
This wine is already drinking quite well. I was very impressed with its terrific combination of complexity, ripe fruit, and elegance. It was very well received at a dinner party with guests who normally prefer California Cabernets.


Hundred-year-old vines at Domaine La Barroche
About Chateauneuf du Pape

The Rhone's Chateauneuf du Pape has been one of the hottest categories of the new millennium in the American market, thanks in equal part to the nearly candied ripeness and full-bodied, chewy texture of these wines and to an unprecedented string of four consecutive very good to outstanding vintages between 1998 and 2001.
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