Beaucastel CDP Hommage A Jacques Perrin 2014
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
Grapes Varieties: 60% Mourvèdre,20% Grenache,10% Counoise,10% Syrah
Alcohol: 14.3% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 3 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(RP=97+) I was shocked at the quality of the 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin and I can't think of another wine that comes close to this level of depth, concentration and richness in the vintage. Its inky colour is followed by sensational notes of roasted herbs, liquorice, 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.
(AG=93-95) Inky ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes mineral-tinged dark fruit preserves and incense, and a sexy floral element gains power with air. Fleshy, seamless and sweet, offering intense blueberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavours enlivened by juicy acidity. The floral note comes back emphatically with air and carries through an impressively long, youthfully tannic finish, which leaves a smoky mineral note behind. The alcohol here is quite low for the region, clocking in at 14.3%.