Hommage à Jacques Perrin 2014, Château de Beaucastel

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"Probably the wine of the vintage (I feel like I say that every year for this cuvee), the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin is a substantial, full-bodied, shockingly concentrated 2014"Jeb Dunnuck - eRobertParker.com #221 Oct 2015. Hommage a Jacques Perrin is a different wine than the Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape and is only produced in the best vintages,
Type:
Vintage:
2014
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, 10% Syrah
ABV:
14.5%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2024 through to 2038
Closure Type:
Cork
£355.00
 

Château de Beaucastel

Run by the Perrin family, Château de Beaucastel is one of the most important in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation and was one of the first to practise organic viticulture – no herbicides, insecticides or any other chemical. It is now farmed according to bio-dynamic principles, using all 13 permitted grape varieties in its final blend with the Mourvèdre variety being the most important, often accounting for a third of the final blend. The vinification process is rather interesting in that when the grapes arrive at the winery, they are heated rapidly in order to extract colour and aroma, whilst also killing bacteria. This is known as “à chaud” and is not widely used. After maturation in large oak foudres the wine is bottled with a light fining but without filtration. When mature, the wines of Château de Beaucastel are quite spellbinding. A true “wine experience”.

Tasting Notes

"classic notes of blackberries, blueberries, forest floor, beef blood and licorice. Mouth-coating and rich with building tannin, it will be approachable at an earlier age than most vintages, yet will still need 5-6 years of cellaring." (94-96)/100 Jeb Dunnuck - eRobertParker.com #221 Oct 2015

Food Matches

Try with cassoulet of white beans with braised pork, sausage and duck confit.

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