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(Limit 1 per client) Pre-release order now to secure your BIG bottle for September release! TOTAL PRIVATE PRODUCTION...Read more...
now this is a red to get your hands around as it gets around you Good Value for the money Read more
This may just be the best wine I've tasted. Branham Jazz is right up there as well as the 2002 Silver Oak Cab but for $35-40 you simply won't find ... Read more
This is my fovorite wine - no other wine seems to change so much from opening the bottle and the first pour to an hour later (or so) when I'm finis... Read more
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now this is a red to get your hands around as it gets around you Good Value for the money
This may just be the best wine I've tasted. Branham Jazz is right up there as well as the 2002 Silver Oak Cab but for $35-40 you simply won't find a better wine. Very rich, complex, more chocolate than fruit, simply outstanding.
This is my fovorite wine - no other wine seems to change so much from opening the bottle and the first pour to an hour later (or so) when I'm finishing the bottle. This wine is a regular in my celler and goes well with or without food. It's extrememly versatile in pairing with almost anything.
We first discovered this wine in a restaurant in Denver Co. What a delight! This is one of the most delicious reds I have ever tasted. Bold, full & rich in the mouth, but so smooth in the finish! A personal favorite for special gathering.
Among my top 5 favorite bottles ever, at any price.
Very bold. Very delicious.
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As I stated last year, there is no Hommage a Jacques Perrin in 2006, but Beaucastel's 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is performing even better from bottle than it did last year. Its dense plum/ruby/purple color is followed by a big, sweet perfume of black ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Beaucastel, Chateau Chateauneuf du Pape 1500ml
Saturated, deep ruby-red. Multidimensional nose of smoked game, roasted coffee, minerals and spice (less civilized than the '96); simultaneously animal, vegetal and mineral like the best vintages of Beaucastel. Great velvety sweetness in the mouth; thick with extract yet fresh and shapely. Solid underlying backbone is buried in fruit. Very subtle and very long; tannins are substantial but fine. Offers great potential for aging.
The 1993 Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape (25% of the crop was eliminated from the final blend) is reminiscent of the 1985. The Perrins achieved exceptional ripeness in 1993. This opaque purple-colored wine exhibits a dazzling, seductive nose of black fruits, olives, coffee, and herbs. Full-bodied, sweet, and rich, with terrific purity, this large-scaled, complex, smoky, black fruit- scented and flavored wine can be drunk now as well as over the next 15-20+ years. 1993 appears to be superior to the very good vintages of 1988, 1983, and 1979.
The 2005 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is a wine that probably needs 7-10 years of bottle age. Possibly the most backward and closed Beaucastel made since the 1995, the wine has very high tannins, seems totally closed aromatically, but in the mouth is a weighty wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color and tight aromatics consisting of new saddle leather, porcini, meat juices, licorice, tar, and black fruits. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, very tannic, and structured in a dramatically masculine, ageworthy style. This is one for the younger generation or those with considerable patience. I can't see it being close to drinkable before 2014 and lasting up to 30 or more years.
One of the largest estates in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape (272 acres total, with 198 in Châteauneuf), this property is owned and run by the Perrin family. In the 2005 vintage, they produced their best regular cuvée since 1989 (wine Spectator's Wine of the Year in 1991). the Beaucastel vineyard produces dense and explosive wines form a collage of 13 different grapes, most notably Grenache and Mourvèdre. Each is fermented separately in either concrete or wooden vats. The third year of drought, 2005 only intensified the concentration and structure of this ageworthy red.
Good intensity. This inky red barrel sample shows tight flavors of toasty oak, ripe plum and blueberry and polished, almost elegant texture, with very well-integrated tannins. Modern style and structure give this wine a bright, sophisticated character.
Fresh and fruity, with smooth tannins, this delivers nice cassis, blackberry and cherry notes. Good acidity leads to a mouthpuckering, racy finish. Drink now through 2003.
(Limit 1 per client) Pre-release order now to secure your BIG bottle for September release! TOTAL PRIVATE PRODUCTION ONLY 5 units! Imperial bottlings of fine wines available for less than $1,000 are extremely rare. Most sell for $2,000 - $3,000 making this collectors item particularly rare. Note: this is the equivalent of 8 full bottles. This hand etched, private bottling is a once in a lifetime offer for very thirsty, very special occasions. Literally, a �dream bottling� for any Prisoner fan! Prisoner Tasting Notes: "Begins with rich aromas of fresh fruit that entice you to dive into this sultry wine. Loaded with dark blackberry, plums, a plethora of exotic spices and hints of smoky oak and caramel that are perfectly balanced for a delightfully big and rich experience at a delightfully easy to swallow price. This 2006 vintage is even smoother in texture and more complex in deep, dark red fruit flavors than the previous vintages. If you liked the Prisoner blend 2005 you will ADORE this new release because it�s an even more serious and age-worthy red wine to enjoy over the next five years. Wow!� Hal Oates, Porthos.com
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