Beaucastel CDP Hommage A Jacques Perrin 2015 (1.5L)
Type: Red Wine Volume: 1500ml
Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
Grapes Varieties: 70% Mourvèdre,10% Grenache,10% Syrah,10% Counoise
Classification: Production: 170 Cases
Alcohol: Packing: Original Wooden Case of 1 bottle
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(RP=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!
(WS=98) A well-endowed wine, dripping with cassis, plum sauce and raspberry puree flavours supported by notes of warmed apple wood, black tea and melted liquorice. Dense yet remarkably polished, and almost supple in feel, with a bolt of warm earth scoring the very end of the finish. Best from 2025 through 2050.
(AG=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, spice cake and floral pastille flavours and a touch of candied liquorice. Deftly blends richness and vivacity and finishes spicy, focused and extremely long; pliant tannins add shape and closing grip.