Thursday, 16 September 2021

2019 CDP Beaucastel 'Hommage a Jacques Perrin'

Chateau Beaucastel has been run by several generations of the Perrin family, beginning with the late Jacques Perrin (who died in 1978), then the brothers Jean-Pierre and Francois, and now their sons Thomas, Marc, Pierre, and Mathieu. 

Their Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the finest wines in the region and their special cuvee ‘Hommage A Jacques Perrin’ is one of the most sought after wines in the world.  This rare cuvée comes primarily from a single parcel of 90+-year-old Mourvèdre vines located just behind the estate.

'A powerful thoroughbred. One to watch!'

Alistair Cooper MW,

‘Summer [2019] was incredible, beautiful, just perfect for Mourvèdre' - César Perrin

The 2019 vintage in Châteauneuf-du-Pape was exceptional, combining elegance with power. The summer was intense, but a couple of small rainfalls in July and August helped to slow the ripening and retain freshness and balance in what might have otherwise been a hot vintage. Perfect conditions for Beaucastel!

Hommage a Jacques Perrin consistently achieves huge scores, and the 2019 has already received one of the biggest ratings in recent years from Jancis Robinson, with a huge 19 out of 20.

Don’t miss this legend in the making!


2019 CDP Beaucastel 'Hommage a Jacques Perrin' 

750ml @ £675 per 3 bottles

A very limited number of Magnums and Jeroboams are available on request

Cask sample, tasted at the domaine. Brooding, powerful nose, kirsch, white pepper, damson and crushed violets. A pure, saturated core of dark mineral-laden fruits, liquorice and blueberries – powerful and fine-grained, rounded, structured tannins are backed up by superlative acidity. A powerful thoroughbred. One to watch!

19/20, Alistair Cooper MW,

Aromatically lifted, strongly showing the floral, violet, dimension of Mourvèdre. Very silky and stylish, luxurious but not opulent. Ripe, with great tannic finesse, amply weighted, but more a vintage about finesse than power. Very well balanced, almost drinkable already. It will age on its balance, not for as long as some recent vintages perhaps, but that's of no great consequence – it’s still an exceptional wine. Around 60% of the blend comes from old-vine Mourvèdre from their Courrieux vineyard. Grapes are destemmed, fermented in tronconic wooden vats using natural yeasts after a brief cold maceration, with regular punching down.

98pt, Matt Walls, Decanter

Violet edging, and from the start it resonates with flavour, energy and impact. Mouthwatering levels of black-berry and blueberry fruits, juicy and complex, plenty of tannins that close in on the finish while maintaining a juicy frame to the fruits. This is a legendary wine with reason. From a dedicated 4ha of the brilliant Beaucastel estate, and as with all the wines it is truly a family affair - director Charles Perrin, oenologist César Perrin.
96pt, Jane Anson

Such beautiful black cherries, fresh earth, sage, basil and flowers on the nose, following through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and an attractive, lightly chewy finish. This is very long and fresh with balance and purity. Give it five or six years to come around and show itself.

96pt, James Suckling

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