2013 Château de Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin 2013 1500mL
Extremely aromatic with blueberry, blackberry, and flowers. Full body, dense and rich yet agile and exciting. The tannins are seamless and beautiful. The finish shows stone and spice. The ancient mouvedre in the blend gives this wine elegance. incredible depth. So drinkable now but goes on for minutes. Fantastic Hommage from a more challenging vintage. Read more
Extremely aromatic with blueberry, blackberry, and flowers. Full body, dense and rich yet agile and exciting. The tannins are seamless and beautiful. The finish shows stone and spice. The ancient mouvedre in the blend gives this wine elegance. incredible depth. So drinkable now but goes on for minutes. Fantastic Hommage from a more challenging vintage.
The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is a beast of a wine that’s shed most of the baby fat it showed from barrel. A normal blend of 60% Mourvèdre, 20% Grenache, and the rest Syrah and Counoise, this tiny production release has incredible minerality to go with searing black and blue fruits, forest floor, smoked earth and leather. Full-bodied, inky, concentrated and backwards with a serious kick of tannin, it will need a decade of cellaring to be approachable. I suspect it will have 2-3 decades of longevity. 96+
Six years after vintage, this is just starting to take on some secondary development: a little earthiness to the berry fruits. Full-bodied, quite a muscular, butch year for Hommage. Distinctly tannic and the acidity is marked - this will take time to soften, you could decant and drink with a steak now but wait if you can until around 2023; there is better to come. Impressive length, but the tannins are really quite grainy.
Dark purple. Ripe cherry, dark berry liqueur and candied licorice on the deeply perfumed nose, lifted by a smoky mineral quality. Broad, sweet and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated black and blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors and a subtle touch of dark chocolate. Shows superb energy and focus on the finish, which is given shape by slow-building tannins and sharpened by a jolt of juicy acidity. The interplay of power and finesse is quite impressive.
- Producer: Château de Beaucastel
- Varietal: Mourvedre Shiraz Grenache Counoise
- Region: Rhône Valley
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Net volume: 1500ml
- Vintage: 2013
Style GuideLight Intense
According to Marc Perrin, "the not-so secret benefit of Beaucastel's location in Chateauneuf is that the vineyard sits in the most northern sector of the appellation. This means that the north winds sweep down through the mountains and hit here first, which keeps the vineyards cool and stretches out the growing season." He added that in terms of temperature Beaucastel "is a lot like a vineyard much further north," so there is always good acidity to the grapes, even in a hot year.
Affirming your uniqueness and standing up for your ideas really is a way of life. By defining new frontiers, as other great pioneers did, Jacques Perrin has earned his place in the history of great wines. To honor the memory and the heritage of this man who forged their skills and guided their philosophy, the fifth generation of Famille Perrin has created this highly personal and remarkable cuvee «Hommage à Jacques Perrin». Behind its out of the ordinary and exclusive character lie the secrets of a wine with a purpose, a bearer of truth. It carries naturally within itself its roots, the memory of its place of origin, without reserve. A truly uncompromising wine, a wine of conviction and character that makes no concessions . A wine that can only exist in ideal conditions, that allow the truth of its origins, at the source of taste, to be revealed. Although « Hommage à Jacques Perrin » is an authentic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, it is nevertheless an interpretation, an individual vision, with full respect for the terroir from which its springs. At its origin, a remarkable terroir of very old vines tended as naturally as possible, according to the principles of biodynamics that were so dear to Jacques Perrin, to extract the purest and the truest expression. Its unique stylistic signature is also influenced by a veritable choice, that of the dominance of Mourvèdre in the blend. This ancestral grape variety of Châteauneuf du Pape, rehabilitated by Jacques Perrin, is particularly difficult to work with and can only flourish in very specific climatic conditions. But, when it is truly mastered, it offers the wine its unique personality, with enormous complexity and aromas of black fruit, spices and leather. « Hommage à Jacques Perrin » is also notable for its refined, noble and elegant tannins and its perfect balance between freshness and concentration. With their great purity, each of its vintages mature slowly and evolve in complexity thanks to their remarkable ageing potential.
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