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Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 1989

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A similar rich, saturated red-purple hue. This wine seems to have more secondary aromas than the previous two. Quite gamy, even farmyardy. Nevertheless, there is also a floral freshness to the abundance of rich, dark and smoky fruits. On the palate, this is again a charming and fruit-laden wine. Coffee grounds and spice towards the finish, and more spice and a bucketful of tannins on the length. Another wine that will be superb with further bottle age.

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Chateau de Beaucastel:
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" boug... Read more
In 1321, under the reign of Pope John XXII, four barrels were brought from the papal cellar in Avignon to be filled with wine in Châteauneuf. Subsequently, the Popes increased their vineyard holdings in the region and the papal wine gained in fame. The Beaucastel family were living in Courthezon by the middle of the sixteenth century. In 1549 "Noble Pierre de Beaucastel" bought "a barn with its plot of land extending to 52 saumées at Coudoulet". Later, the manor house that we know today was built here and you can still see the arms of the Beaucastel family sculpted in stone in one of walls of the drawingroom. The Beaucastels were among the more notable families of this little town and in 1687 Pierre de Beaucastel, in recognition of his conversion to Catholicism after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, was appointed "Capitaine de la ville de Courthezon" by Louis XIV. The letter from Louis XIV, also signed by Colbert, to Pierre de Beaucastel is still in our possession. Two centuries later at the time of the phylloxera, the owner of Beaucastel was Elie Dussaud, a companion of Ferdinand de Lesseps who built the Suez Canal. In 1909 Pierre Tramier bought the property and Beaucastel then passed to his son-in-law, Pierre Perrin, a scientist who considerably increased the vineyard holding. His efforts were continued by Jacques Perrin until 1978... Today the torch is carried by Jean Pierre and François, sons of Jacques. But Marc, Pierre, Thomas and Matthieu, who represent the fifth generation, are ready to pursue this fabulous family history. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,189
0.00 5
09/22/2008

this was a leaker but with good fill – nose was pale and decidedly bronzed – definitely damaged on the nose with obvious madeirization but still possessing some good qualitites, less brett than the 90, more mineral, spicy clay, lots of baking spice, dried fruit, and earth notes, very nearly fully resolved, nice bottle sweetness upfront, notes of sweet mint and raspberry jam across the palate, the finish is long and intense but dried out quickly though retaining a core of raspberry. Even damaged this is drinkable


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065214,189
4.50 5
11/20/2008

Very fresh on the nose with split leather, raspberry, herbal and wildflowers rushing up from the glass. Subtle spice, pepper, and soil tones remain a bit obscured by the intensity of the fruit but gentle iron and blood tones struggle to assert themselves. Bright and ripe on entry with red cherry fruit that have a citrus tinge to them. Fine balance with wonderfully ripe tannins, this is succulent and deep with a spicy backend that leads to fine, long finish that reveals the power that the tannins still possess. Very young with a great blend of fruit and spice and deserves some additional time in the cellar to allow the tannins to gain a bit more polish and the fruit to recede enough to reveal all the incipient complexity that the nose promises. 2011-2025 93pts


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Snooth User: Eudoro
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5.00 5
12/26/2008

We opened a magnum last night. It was still a little tanic, but opened up in about 30 minutes. Tasted some pepper, lots of black fruit, earthy flavors. Just outstanding.


Snooth User: Puneet Pathak
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4.00 5
05/31/2008

Really good, gives nice feel.


Snooth User: Allen Edelstein
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4.50 5
04/01/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/29/2011

The less evolved 1989 boasts an even inkier purple color than the 1990. The most massive, biggest, concentrated, and structured of any of the Jacques Perrins, but it is still 5-10 years away from full maturity. It has great intensity and is extraordi... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1989 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/08/2011

The 1989 is inkier/purple in color than the 1990, with an extraordinarily sweet, rich personality offering up notes of smoke, melted licorice, black cherries, Asian spices, and cassis. Full-bodied and concentrated, it is one of the most powerful as w... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1989 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

1989 is one of Beaucastels most successful vintages. Delicious young, it continues to age slowly as well as positively. The only problem has been reports about defective corks causing leakage (I bought several cases of this wine and have experienced... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1989 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 375ml



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A similar rich, saturated red-purple hue. This wine seems to have more secondary aromas than the previous two. Quite gamy, even farmyardy. Nevertheless, there is also a floral freshness to the abundance of rich, dark and smoky fruits. On the palate, this is again a charming and fruit-laden wine. Coffee grounds and spice towards the finish, and more spice and a bucketful of tannins on the length. Another wine that will be superb with further bottle age.

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