Recently Rated Château de Beaucastel Wines

Along with their reds, the Perrin family is committed to making whites, which are only a tiny part of the Southern Rhône’s production. They also highlight Mourvèdre in their special, small-lot Jacques Perrin cuvée, which is not made in every vintage, and produce wines from appellations throughout the Southern Rhône under the Famille Perrin label.

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Vieilles Vignes 2011
Score: 96 points
Release Price: $195
Dense, with creamy layers of pear, apple, green plum and acacia honey all carried by well-embedded acidity. The long finish lets salted butter, chamomile and macadamia nut flavors unfurl nicely, but there’s still plenty in reserve for cellaring. Best from 2013 through 2020. 300 cases imported.—James Molesworth
Region: Southern Rhône
Issue Date: Oct. 31, 2012

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape White 2011
Score: 93 points
Release Price: $120
A lush, tropical style, with a lovely core of papaya and creamed peach backed by acacia honey and lightly toasted macadamia nut notes. The long, creamy finish has a beautiful mouthfeel, while the papaya note echoes on. Drink now through 2014. 500 cases imported.—JM
Region: Southern Rhône
Issue Date: Oct. 31, 2012

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin Grande Cuvée 2007
Score:  99 points
Release Price:  $535
Top 100 of 2010, Rank:  35
Special Designation:  Collectibles
This has all the heady, dense crushed fig, linzer torte, currant confiture and melted licorice flavors of the vintage, but carries them effortlessly, thanks to perfectly embedded tannins and gorgeous, creamy layers of tar, roasted mesquite, braised chestnut, maduro tobacco and iron. Offering amazing mouthfeel, a stunning array of flavors and awesome density, purity and length, this shows the glory of Mourvèdre in 2007. Best from 2012 through 2035. 580 cases made.—JM
Region:  Southern Rhône
Issue Date:  Oct. 15, 2010