2018 Coudoulet de Beaucastel (750ml)

Mourvedre from Côtes du Rhône, Rhône, France

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Rhone lovers know well the Perrin family and the stable of remarkable wines they fashion; the often perfect, minuscule cuvee Hommage a Jacques Perrin, a tribute to the family patriarch and the greatest of ambassadors for Chateauneuf du Pape, to the limited, singular old vine Roussanne, and the more available Beaucastel Chateauneuf, both red and white. For value seekers, look no further than the Perrins' Coudoulet Rouge. The Coudoulet vineyard is located just outside the Chateauneuf du Pape zone (often called "Baby Beaucastel"). The synergies of this blend as expressed in the 2018 Coudoulet is just one more Perrin masterpiece.


Tasted as a sample blended from several foudres, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel features scents of sun-warmed stones and ripe raspberries. Medium to full-bodied, it's plush and open-knit, already giving a lot of pleasure, and finishing zesty and long.

91-93 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)


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