CdP - Chateau de Beaucastel 1990 Perrin
10/96. Bought in England Mar-96 for $30.
I have no idea why this Chateauneuf du Pape costs less than half than its
1989 brother. I doubt that it is a lesser wine in any respect.
COLOR: A dense and as red as they come from the Rhone. Full color up to
NOSE: Formidable! A myriad of different aromas attack the nose
simultaneously. Black-currents, raspberries, cherries, violets, exotic
spices - you name it. Yet the effect is one of a harmonious bouquet that
just pour out from the glass to fill the air.
TASTE: A bit tannic at first but opens up to reveal a multitude of
flavors. Extremely tasty and multidimensional. Not an "intellectually"
complex wine, but a sheer pleasure on the palate. The bottle was gone to
the last unfiltered drops before we got to the desert...
LENGTH: Medium long and very pleasant aftertaste.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: A hefty wine with tons of fruit, good acidity, enough
tannins to give it a firm structure and above all, a lot of "winyness" to
fill up the structure. Still a bit young with many years of drinking
OVERALL: Extraordinary wine that is a steal at this price. May very well
reach even higher spheres in years to come.
MARK: 19/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? Yes.
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Jacob "Yak" Shaya.