Chateau de Beaucastel   Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin

2001 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin

By Chateau de Beaucastel

2001 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin from Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone

The standout expression of the 2001 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin from the prestigious Chateau de Beaucastel is a veritable ode to the generosity of the Rhone Valley. In this remarkable year, the meticulously nurtured vines produced an unparalleled vintage worth every collector's attention.

 

A noble tribute to tradition and terroir

A year marked by well-distributed rainfall and a long, sunny summer, 2001 allowed the Perrin family to create an honorary gem celebrating Jacques Perrin's legacy - a significant contribution to global wine investment conversations. The rich red ochre soils interspersed with round pebbles provided an ideal terroir for Grenache and Mourvèdre to flourish, the two lead performers in this exceptional blend.

Resonating with character and complexity, the 2001 Hommage J Perrin shows incredible depth with a beautiful balance between rich perfumes and tannic foritude.

 

The 2001 vintage: A hallmark of Rhone excellence

The favourable climatic conditions in 2001 were instrumental in carving out this particular vintage's distinct personality. A perfect marriage of moderate spring followed by a gradual warming over summer led to optimally ripe fruits at harvest.

Bursting with intense dark fruit aromas, evocative hints of spice and undertones of licorice, this wine epitomises the finesse restrained power synonymous with Chateau de Beaucastel. The velvety mouthfeel gracefully conspires with firm tannins to offer a lingering finish that speaks volumes about the vintage's enviable ageing potential.

 

Transcending the boundaries of fine wine investment

Intrinsically layered and eminently age-worthy, the 2001 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin reflects the kind of investment potential borne from decades of dedication, incredible foresight, and an uncompromising commitment to quality. An inspiring testament to its birthplace, this vintage firmly situates Chateau de Beaucastel at the apex of Rhone Valley wine-making.

Add it to an existing portfolio or make it a keystone to a new collection, this Hommage J Perrin confidently cements its stature as one of the best examples of Rhone wines' undeniable prowess.

Current market price

HK$36,630.00

12x75cl

Highest score

96

POP score

239.38

Scores and tasting notes

96

I found this bottle of 2001 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin to be slightly behind a recent bottle from my cellar. Nevertheless, it was perfumed and surprisingly open, with gorgeous cedar, charcuterie, truffle, blackberry and currant-like fruit all soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, seamless and supple, with its tannin, fruit and acidity perfectly balanced, it’s just now on the cusp of moving from its adolescent stage into the early stages of maturity. Give bottles another 3-5 years and enjoy over the following couple of decades. The blend here is the classic, foudre-aged mix of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 27 February 2015

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