2012 Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin

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The wine of the vintage is the Perrin’s 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin, and it will most likely merit a perfect rating in another couple of years. Full-bodied, massive and layered on the palate, with awesome purity and freshness, it delivers incredible aromatics of beef blood, truffle, graphite, iron and black and blue fruits. Given all of the fruit and texture, you almost have to hunt for the structure here, but trust me, it’s there. The tasting at Beaucastel took place a 9 a.m., and even then, this is one wine I found impossible to spit. It’s a tour de force that will have 3-4 decades of life.
Jeb Dunnuck - Wine Advocate
The Brief
Why's this wine for you?

Sitting alongside the likes of Lafite, DRC, Rousseau, Vega Sicilia & Grange, the Chateau de Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin is undoubtedly one of the world’s true elite bottlings.

With over 10 x 100 point scores from the last five years of vintages alone, it is also one of the most rarified, coveted, and frankly greatest wines ever produced.

Just look at a Christie’s or Sotheby’s auction of ‘Fine & Rare’ wines. Hommage à Jacques Perrin is so lusted for on the secondary market, it often gets its own place in the table of contents.

Hommage à Jacques Perrin is a truly unique wine, a blend built around very only vines of Mourvedre, planted at the northern edge of the appellation. Full-bodied, massive and layered on the palate, with awesome purity and freshness. The wine is long and round with intense tannins that are already soft but will hold the wine for the next 20 - 30 years.

How's it taste?
Full-bodied, massive and layered on the palate, with awesome purity and freshness, it delivers incredible aromatics of beef blood, truffle, graphite, iron and black and blue fruits.
How was it made?
Hommage à Jacques Perrin is a testament to the legacy of Jacques Perrin, a true visionary in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. a Pioneer in both embracing and refusing new possibilities, he was first to replant all 13 grape varieties, he was a pioneer in his winemaking, but equally visionary in refusing to use chemicals in his vinewayd, turning instead to organic and then biodynamic viticulture, decades ago.
The Who
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
Expert Review
99 Points
Jeb Dunnuck - Wine Advocate
The wine of the vintage is the Perrin’s 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin, and it will most likely merit a perfect rating in another couple of years. Full-bodied, massive and layered on the palate, with awesome purity and freshness, it delivers incredible aromatics of beef blood, truffle, graphite, iron and black and blue fruits. Given all of the fruit and texture, you almost have to hunt for the structure here, but trust me, it’s there. The tasting at Beaucastel took place a 9 a.m., and even then, this is one wine I found impossible to spit. It’s a tour de force that will have 3-4 decades of life.
Expert Review
Expert Review
99 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
More rich and layered, with thrilling aromas and flavors of blueberry, blackberry, licorice, crushed stone, lavender and underbrush, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin will most likely be the wine of the vintage. Compared to the 1989 by Marc Perrin, it is full-bodied and massively constructed, with a deep, layered mid-palate, stunning purity and massive structure that’s partially hidden by all of the fruit. It should be given a handful of years in the cellar (rest assured, it can deliver plenty of pleasure in its youth) and then consumed over the following two decades or more. Drink 2018-2028+.Covering a full 175 acres in Chateauneuf du Pape, with significant holdings throughout the Southern Rhone (mostly vinified at and released under their Famille Perrin brand), Chateau De Beaucastel is a benchmark estate that excels at all price points. Looking at the wines reviewed here, 2011 is surprisingly strong (especially for the Chateauneufs) and with their perfumed aromatics and supple textures, they show a lot of similarities to the 2009s. The 2012s as a whole show more freshness and purity, with good concentration, and should require more bottle age to come around. Both vintages are worth seeking out. Looking at the 2011s across the board, all of which were in bo(more...)
Expert Review
Expert Review
99 Points
Matt Walls - Decanter
99 Points. Spice, lift and zest - the hallmarks of the vintage are immediately apparent on the nose. Some woody, roasted spices are starting to take root now, along with damsons, and crushed damson stones. Rounded, rich and plush on the palate, all very well integrated, such delicious, intense juice. The alcohol is high but it gives the wine its foundation this year - a jolly, red-cheeked vintage built around alcohol, but not dominated by it. Delicious now, will be even better later.
Expert Review
Expert Review
97 Points
James Suckling
Lots of spices such as cloves and black pepper. Some grilled meat as well. Complex undertones of mushrooms. Full-bodied, complex and refined yet very open now with cherry, sweet and ripe fruit and a balanced finish. Excellent acidity and length. Drink or hold.
Expert Review
Expert Review
96 Points
Josh Raynolds - Vinous
Dark purple. Powerful aromas of cherry liqueur, licorice pastille and pungent flowers, with exotic Indian spice and mocha overtones. Dense, sweet and broad, offering intense black and blue fruit preserve, violet and spicecake flavors enlivened by juicy acidity. Fine-grained tannins build slowly through the clinging, appealingly sweet finish, which shows outstanding clarity and persistence and lingering florality. One of the standouts of the vintage and surprisingly approachable for this bottling, although drinking it before its tenth birthday would seem like a shame to me.
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Expert Review
96 Points
Wine Spectator
Serious, with dark fig, black currant and blackberry confiture notes forming a large-scale core, while licorice snap, Turkish coffee and pastis details lend an expansive feel. The long, dense finish has a brooding personality now, with a warm cast-iron note echoing. Should be a stunner when it reaches its peak. Best from 2019 through 2032. 500 cases made.
Expert Review
Expert Review
94 Points
Josh Raynolds - Vinous
Inky ruby. Heady cherry and blackcurrant scents are complicated by smoky herbs, pipe tobacco, potpourri and dusty minerals. Broad and pliant, offering palate-staining dark berry preserve flavors given lift and bite by a spicecake quality. Sweet and velvety on the relentless finish, which leaves candied cherry and mineral notes behind.
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