CdP - Chateau de Beaucastel 1989 Perrin
2/96. A present.
Tonight for Saturday night dinner of rich lentil soup, steak au poivre and
Farther excursion down the WWW (World Wide Wine) road. My first decent CdP!
Having read recent remarks about leaking Beaucastel, I checked the bottle
thoroughly. Full almost to the cork, no signs of past leakage. A
pristine-looking bottle. The cork however disintegrated a bit upon opening.
Decanted this 'young' wine vigorously, and let it breathe for half an hour.
COLOR: Almost jet black. Hardly any clearing around the rim. I think this is
the darkest wine I ever saw!
NOSE: Very slight brett aroma at first, went away completely after a while.
Exquisite nose of black forest fruit, wood, and something that reminded me of
freshly grounded white pepper! Not an overwhelming bouquet, but extremely
TASTE: Even better than the nose! Very unusual fruit taste (for me). Tons of
fruit I mean, mouthful and delightful. Resembling a Bordeaux more than it does
a Burgundy or an Israeli Cabernet, yet distinct and different. Lots of tannins
too. A touch of sweetness adds to the harmony. Super taste!
LENGTH: Surprisingly short aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium-full body, silky texture, superb structure and
extraordinary balance. The coexistence of fruit and tannins contribute to the
harmonious and wholesome experience.
OVERALL: Extraordinary wine! Not having any reference, I would say now is the
time to enjoy this wine. It is fully open, fruit is abundant and the
noticeable tannins add balance to this masterpiece.
MARK: 19/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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Jacob "Yak" Shaya.