The other Châteauneuf of the family! For the most part Les Sinards is made from the young vines at Beaucastel and a neighboring vineyard we farm. Mostly Grenache, this is a classic Châteauneuf du Pape.
Intense red color with violet undertones. On the nose, it offers an intense bouquet of red and black fruit, sweet spices, noble wood and some mineral notes. The palate is balanced between freshness and softness with fine and elegant tannins and a very long finish.
WE 94 Wine Enthusiast
Profoundly ripe but pristine blackberry and plum are cutting and crisp in this full bodied but vibrant red. Deep mineral tones as well as firm, angular tannins contribute to its edgy style. It drinks well now but is structured enough to improve through 2027 and hold further.
RP 93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Slated to be bottled a week or so after my visit, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape les Sinards is pretty and floral, with those rose and violet nuances backed by red raspberries. Full-bodied yet silky and almost delicate in feel, it adds a charming dusting of cinnamon on the finish. Rating: 90-93
WS 92 Wine Spectator
Stylish, with warm plum sauce and blackberry puree flavors gliding through, inlaid with dark tea, singed sandalwood and anise notes. Offers a nice finishing kick of fruit and spice. Accessible now, thanks to the alluring fruit. Drink now through 2030.
JD 91 Jeb Dunnuck
Moving to the Châteauneuf Du Pape releases, the entry-level 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Sinards offers a medium to full-bodied, elegant, fruit-forward style that carries plenty of garrigue, dried earth, and charcuterie notes. It’s a total charmer to enjoy over the coming 6-8 years. Rating: 89-91
D 90 Decanter
2017 was a ripe and robust vintage in Châteauneuf du Pape – the driest vintage in 30 years – and the Perrin family, owners of Château de Beaucastel, are skilled at getting the best from the year. Les Sinards is made from the young vines at Beaucastel and vines from a neighbouring vineyard. Intense aromas of spicy red and black fruits, fresh and forward, with length and volume. Expressive now, but you could safely put it aside for a few years too.
Famille Perrin’s involvement in the wine trade can be traced back to 1909 with the purchase of Château de Beaucastel. Today the 5th generation of the family is involved in every aspect of the business. Famille Perrin’s range of wines enable you to discover the richness and diversity of the Southern Rhône Valley. It is no coincidence that Famille Perrin is the leading organic wine grower of the Southern Rhône Valley, where they occupy the region’s best terroirs. Their values have given them a worldwide reputation for excellence: absolute respect for the soil, a commitment to manual methods, and a deep belief that organic viticulture is the only way to express the true essence of the terroir. Nature and tradition are key to the Famille Perrin approach, which has continued seamlessly over five generations.
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