Domaine De Picardan

Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

The thrilling 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape is a scintillating new wine by Marc Perrin. The final blend is 30% both Grenache and Mourvedre, 10% Counoise, 10% to varietals Vaccarèse, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne and 5% Cinsault. Needing a one hour decant to be fully aroused, the 2017 Chateau de Beaucastel shows nice stony and smoky tones with green olive tapenade, huckleberry, herbs de Provence, and shades of Umami. The palate shows amazing freshness and astringency, with a seamless texture and marvelous mouthfeel. Rich black fruits mingle with shades of saline dusted red currants, Kalmata olive tapenade, bulls blood, smoked pork shoulder and menthol tones that all sing in harmony on the palate. Lively, with a great veil of tension and showing great weight, this beautiful wine is only an infant at this juncture and will provide drinking enjoyment for decades to come. Drink 2020-2038- 95 — 4 months ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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Sounds delicious
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@Hugh O'Riordan Blown away by this one 🍷

Tablas Creek Vineyard

Picardan Paso Robles Vineyard 2018

Day 1: Interesting experiment. I can see why it’s used for blending. Very neutral and a little lemony.
Day 2: Really grew on me. Acidity dropped and allowed fruit to come in. Still like lemon but more like lemon custard. I suggest decanting for a bit
— 6 months ago

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Joseph Sabon

Clos du Mont-Olivet Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhone Blend

Fabien Lainé
9.3

2013 - Clairette (30%) Bourboulenc (30%) Roussanne (25%) Grenache Blanc(14%) Picpoul blanc et Picardan (1%), fermented in steel tanks. Refined with a spicy touch, elegant and floral note, it as like this salty touch also and nice acidity. A great wine. — 6 years ago

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Château de Beaucastel

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend 2012

My favourite white CdP @ £50 & this vintage is yummy 😍

🍇 15% Grenache Blanc, 5% (Picardan, clairette, Bourboulenc) & 80% Roussanne

🍷 Golden yellow

👃 Torched orange zest, dripping honeydew melon, peach, apricot & pineapple potpourri w/ a hint of minerals & nutty bread

👄 Full bodied silky waxy honey loaded mineral infused creamy citrus & plump ripe honeydew melon in med acidity

🎯 Long rich honey & melon butterscotch sticky chops
— 3 years ago

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