Wine Advocate Review
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 truffles, camphor, earth, incense, new saddle leather, and loads of peppery, blackberry, and herb-infused, meaty, black cherry fruit. Deep, full-bodied, and dense, with sweet tannin, this explosively rich Chateauneuf is a stronger effort than the 2005, 2004, or 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2028.
Wine Tasting Notes
The nose reveals fruity characters, marked by a very aromatic structure which is incredibly present. The gourmet character of this wine gives it great potential and its youth allows it to be enjoyed right now.. Decant 2 hours before serving.
Grenache : 30%, Mourvedre : 30%, Vaccarese, Terret noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc, Roussanne : 15%, Counoise : 10%, Syrah : 10%, Cinsault : 5%