2020 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin BIO
Château de Beaucastel is set in a magical setting dotted with vineyards, ancient olive trees and truffle oaks. Beaucastel, that is the most famous wine of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Here you will find nature in its purest form and its power comes to rest. The typical rolled boulders are the secret of its vineyards in which gnarled vines grow in the traditional 'gobelet' shape. On this ancient soil we find the 13 grape varieties that are allowed in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. All these 13 grape varieties form the basis of the mythical blends of Château de Beaucastel, where they are grown biodynamically. With this they are one of the last to use the richness and complexity that this blend offers.
The history of Beaucastel starts at the beginning of the 17th century. The Perrins appeared in the early 20th century. We are now five generations further and there is a world company in the field of quality wines. From very affordable to the absolute top. Everything about the vision, technique and vineyard management that has given Beaucastel the coveted, global top position, applies to the vineyards and wines with the other appellations of origin, such as Ventoux, Luberon, Cotes du Rhone, Gigondas, Vinsobres, Rasteau and Vacqueyras. While retaining its own character; the mutual differences between the wines are great and prove the respectful working method
The Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is a great wine. It is a blend of 75% Mourvèdre, 10% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest Counoise, all from very old vineyards. Only a very limited number of bottles are made of this top version of Beuacastel and this should not be missing in a top wine collection. In the Wine-Advocate review, Jeb Dunnuck writes "Showing even more complexity and length than the regular bottling, there's a chance this could reach a triple-digit score down the road"
In the glass it has a deep black-ruby red color. The wine has an incredible minerality along with black and blue fruit, forest floor and leather. Full-bodied, smeared with ink, concentrated with serious tannin so let it rest in the cellar for a while and this version certainly has a drinking window to 2045+ As they say at Chateau Beaucastel themselves this is "A wine to be kept for your retirement"
Ratings: 96 Jane Anson, 97-99 Wine Advocate, 99 James Suckling, 95-97 Jeb Dunnuck, 98 Decanter, 98+ The Wine Independent (L. Perrotti-Brown)
Under the tab Appendix you will find a nice presentation about the Hommage Jacques Perrin 2020
|Type of Wine
|Château de Beaucastel
|Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvedre, Roussane, Syrah-Shiraz
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Earthy, Rustic, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Full
|Barbecue, Cadeau!, Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch