Beaucastel Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin
Drink: 2022 – 2042
Price: $419.04 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
I was shocked at the quality of the 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin and I cant think of another wine that comes close to this level of depth, concentration and richness in the vintage. Its inky color is followed by sensational notes of roasted herbs, licorice, caramelized meats and layers of black and blue fruits. Rich, full-bodied, thick and unctuous, hats off to the Perrin family for this incredible effort! Give bottles 4-6 years of cellaring and drink over the following two decades.
This reference point estate continues to achieve incredible quality in just about every vintage. Theyve certainly made the wine of the vintage in 2014 with their Hommage a Jacques Perrin release, and it defies the vintage characteristics. As to their 2015s, Marc Perrin commented during my visit that hed never seen a vintage where ever variety excelled like in 2015. I was able to taste through all of the single varieties that will go into their Chateauneuf du Pape cuvees, and hell get no argument from me on that assertion. Ive also opted to include their Famille Perrin Gigondas and Vinsobres releases in this report as well. The top cuvees from Gigondas (no Vieilles Vignes was presented this go around) are truly great wines; the Vinsobres Les Hauts de Julien is easily one of the top wines from the appellation and would pass undetected in a blind lineup of great northern Rhone Syrahs.
– Jeb Dunnuck, Robertparker.com, Score: 97+