2015 - Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin Ch de Beaucastel
10B5CPHP3PK _ 2015 - Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin Ch de Beaucastel - 3x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château de Beaucastel
Region
Châteauneuf du Pape
Grape
Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre and others
Drinking
2022 - 2045
Case size
3x75cl
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2015 CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE HOMMAGE À JACQUES PERRIN CH DE BEAUCASTEL - 3x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château de Beaucastel
Region
Châteauneuf du Pape
Grape
Grenache / Syrah / Mourvèdre and others
Drinking
2022 - 2045
Case size
3x75cl
Available Now
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Case price £896.04 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, March 2017,
    Score: 95-97

    Inky ruby. Potent blackberry, cassis, potpourri and garrigue aromas expand with air, picking up Indian spice and mineral nuances and a hint of smokiness. Sweet and seamless in texture, offering wonderfully concentrated yet lively dark fruit liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Deftly blends richness and vivacity and finishes spicy, focused and extremely long; pliant tannins add shape and closing grip.

  • WA2

    Wine Advocate, October 2017,
    Score: 98

    As this was bottled only a week before I tasted it, I suspect this rating will prove to be conservative once a few months have passed. The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is another prodigious version of this wine. How many wines in this world can be so huge yet so lacking the feeling of weight? There's plenty of layered spice but also a core of raspberries; rich tannins, yet no real astringency; and a long finish without any apparent heat. Wow! Drink Date 2020 - 2045

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, October 2016,
    Score: 97-99

    There’s just a single foudre of the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin, and this behemoth was clearly one of the most impressive barrel samples I tasted from the vintage. Inky colored, rich, thick and unctuous, with tons of blackberry and blueberry fruits, cured meats, pepper and garrigue, it’s a tour de force and I’m always amazed at the level of purity, concentration and depth the Perrin family is able to achieve with this wine. I know most people squirrel this cuvée away, but it offers incredible pleasure in its youth, as well (the 2009 and 2007 are insanely good today). Still, a decade of cellaring would be ideal.

  • JLL

    John Livingstone-Learmonth, September 2016,
    Score: 5 stars

    (approx 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, 10% Syrah, pre-assemblage, 50 hl barrel, bottling in Sept 2017) very dark red. Bundles of bright and ripe fruit show on the nose – it really glistens, has stylish depth, airs of nutshells, mulberry, raspberry, licorice; the fruit aroma is very prolonged. The palate starts with good juice, savoury red fruits, some tang from the tannins that fit well. There is intense juice here which is good and fluent, the raspberry fruit coming with floral notes. It is both handsome and pretty. It is long, has a coolly fruited close. From 2022. 2043-46

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Producer

Château de Beaucastel

Château de Beaucastel, the flagship estate of the Perrin family and masters on the Southern Rhône, makes benchmark Châteauneuf. The best vintages here can age into legendary wines, and an increasing tendency to elegance in the winemaking style of recent years has not gone unnoticed. The Beaucastel vines are all in one large 110 hectare block at the northern end of the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation. The plot contains all the archetypal soil types of the region: sand, clay and limestone, with pudding stone pebbles on the surface. Their Coudoulet vines lie just beyond the northern boundary and convey much of the typicity of a Châteauneuf in a more accessible format. The estate famously grows all thirteen varieties permitted within the Châteauneuf appellation. Beyond the Beaucastel estate, the Perrin family have built up a comprehensive portfolio of wines across the Southern Rhône appellations including Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Vinsobres.

Region

Châteauneuf du Pape

The emperor of southern Rhône appellations, Châteauneuf du Pape was the first A.O.C. in all of France, created in 1936. Their bottle is unique embossed with the papal coat of arms. Thirteen varieties (14 if Grenache Blanc is counted separately) can be incorporated in the blend. The reds include: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan, Cinsault, Terret Noir, Picpoul, Vaccarèse, Counoise, Muscardin, while the whites are Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Clairette. Only a handful of producers use all 13, Grenache often being the highest percentage of the blend. This enables each producer to highlight the varieties that are the ripest and most interesting in any given year. Most Châteauneuf du Pâpes are master examples of wines that can be approachable within the first few years of release yet able to develop superb complexity during many years of cellaring.