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Bottle Size: 750 ml
Rating: JD 100, WA 97-100, DC 97, JS 97, WS 97, VN 96-97
It reveals a saturated purple color as well as a super-rich, blockbuster-styled bouquet of blackcurrants, blackberries, ground pepper, truffle, charcuterie, and God knows what else. With full-bodied richness, a stacked, opulent mid-palate, building tannins, and a sensational finish, it’s another perfect wine from this team and is unquestionably in the same realm as the 2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2016.
Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
Loaded with mulberry and blueberry fruit, graced by hints of star anise, cardamom, cinnamon and allspice, the 2017 Jacques Perrin is another standout vintage for this wine. Full-bodied, rich, velvety and long on the finish. This is seriously great wine.
Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
Has great ripeness, but not over ripeness, and impressive purity. The Mourvèdre is strongly present, to the fore but well balanced with the other varieties. A little dark chocolate is perceptible but very much on the fruit at time of tasting. The elements sit somewhat apart at the moment, but all in good balance. Restrained and orderly, it has weight but not heaviness. Tannins are dense, a little gruff, textural. Good length, gently tapers on the finish. The alcohol is slightly warming on the finish but this has real depth and great potential.
A very rich, dark-stone, leather, grilled-meat and slate nose with black fruit and wild herbs. The palate has a rich, smooth and long core of noble tannin with a wealth of dark cherries and dark plums. Long, suave tannins command the finish, where there’s a a late kick of spice. Good potential, ripeness and concentration. As with the regular Beaucastel Châteauneuf, the intensity and plushness of tannin is a highlight here.
James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
Lively raspberry pâte de fruit and plum reduction notes, infused liberally with anise, fruitcake and black tea nuances. Ripe and dense, yet lively, defined and fresh in feel, coursing over graphite and leather accents on the well-structured finish.
James Molesworth, Wine Spectator.
Saturated ruby. Expansive, smoke- and mineral-accented black raspberry, cherry liqueur, cassis, exotic spice and licorice aromas show outstanding delineation and lift. Sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering impressively concentrated black and blue fruit, floral pastille, spice cake and succulent herb flavors that utterly stain the palate. Shows outstanding energy and breadth on a wonderfully long, floral- and spice-dominated finish shaped by steadily building tannins.
Josh Raynolds, Vinous.
TASTING NOTES Ample dark fruits, chocolate, bouquet garni and licorice in its full-bodied, supple, forward...
TASTING NOTES Has some reserved, sanguine notes and an essence-like, raspberry core. Some stones and...
TASTING NOTES Boasting complex scents of roses, black tea, raspberries and cherries on the nose,...
Juicy and spicy, with lots of raspberry ganache and blueberry notes offset by hints of...