TheChâteau de Beaucastelcuvée Hommage à Jacques Perrin 2011 comes from an exceptional vineyard of a 100 hectares ( single plot vineyard), in the North of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. This unique terroir of polished pebbles on sandy-clay limestone- combined to a fresh microclimate linked with Mistral and the high share of Mourvèdre in the 13 cultivated varietals- makes it a rare and elegant wine, combining power and finesse. The Château de Beaucastel cuvée Hommage à Jacques Perrin 2011 offers a nice aromatic bouquet in which red berries ( blackberry, redcurrant), figs, pepper and spices prevail. On the palate, it is broad and intense for a wine both rich and suave. The tannins are present and melted, giving a perfectly balanced, but also a round and lingering wine. It is a great wine!
Parker : 96 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker : Already forward and approachable (especially by this cuvee's standards), the 2011 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin offers up classic blueberry, violets, beef blood and earthy, mineral qualities on the bouquet. Downright sexy on the palate, with full-bodied richness and a voluptuous, mouth-filling texture, it nevertheless has ample tannin and concentration, all of which build nicely on the palate. While it will have upward of three decades of longevity, it will be one of the more approachable Hommage A Jacques Perrins in its youth as well.