Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin Grande Cuvée 2001
Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin Grande Cuvée 2001
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Château de Beaucastel

Saturated black-ruby color. More, darker aromas of black cherry, cassis, spice, leather and game, has an almost medicinal aspect. Very sweet entry, then backward and closed, almost to rough on the palate today. Extremely concentrated at the finish. A wine to be kept for your retirement.

Wine Advocate

The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah. Full-bodied, excruciatingly backward, and nearly impenetrable, it boasts an inky/blue/purple color in addition to a promising nose of new saddle leather, melted asphalt, camphor, blackberries, smoky, roasted herbs, and Asian spices. A huge lashing of tannin as well as a formidable structure result in the antithesis of its more flattering, forward, and voluptuous sibling, the classic Beaucastel. Readers lucky enough to come across this cuvee should plan on waiting at least a decade before it begins to approach adolescence. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2040.

Score: 99. —Robert Parker, February 2004.

Wine Spectator

Vivid and racy, with rich blackberry and currant fruit, lots of tar, smoke and mineral notes and a rich, sweet, chocolaty finish. Nice flashes of [i]terroir[n] lurk underneath all the fruit, too. Serious structure here, but surprisingly accessible now. Very impressive. Drink now through 2016. 170 cases imported.

Score: 93. March 31, 2006.



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