Chateau de Beaucastel   Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin

2016 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin

By Chateau de Beaucastel

The 2016 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin from Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone

Unlocking the world of fine wine investments can be as thrilling as uncorking a new favourite bottle. Discovering the spellbinding complexity of the 2016 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin from Chateau de Beaucastel will absolutely confirm this sentiment. An opulent representation of the expressive Rhone terroir, this vintage makes a persuasive argument for devotees of French viticulture.

 

Building on Tradition to Forge Iconic Status

The Chateau de Beaucastel enjoys a storied place in Rhone’s viticultural history, propelling the region onto the world stage through harmonious blends and ardent craftsmanship. The 2016 Hommage presents an emergence of generously ripe fruit that exhibits a surplus of vigour without sacrificing balance-a testament to its renowned lineage.

With an inspiring aromatic profile disclosing layers of black cherries and sous bois, tinged with savoury garrigue, it communicates a fascinating dialogue between grape variety and terroir. This is Grenache at its most luminous, inviting one to treasure the evolution revealing itself on the palate.

 

An Unyielding Rhone Vintage

The 2016 season expressed itself with generous warmth in Rhone, providing optimal conditions for intricate tannin structures and pronounced acidity to form. Notably so in this Chateauneuf Du Pape, where depth interplays with vivacity, striking a riveting tension.

Celebrating the opulence of its fruit character while taming the exuberance with well-crafted restraint, this resplendent testimony to Beaucastel's winemaking prowess is indeed an enticing asset for any wine investor's portfolio.

With the 2016 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin from Chateau de Beaucastel, you are not only investing in a top-notch Rhone vintage but also participating in the enthralling narrative of one of Rhone's most critically-acclaimed estates. This promised delight of layered tastings and probable financial returns holds the potential to confirm that fine wine investment can indeed be a pursuit as richly rewarding as the deeply infused layers found in each bottle of this remarkable vintage.

Current market price

HK$27,660.00

12x75cl

Highest score

99

POP score

152.11

Scores and tasting notes

99

Tasted three weeks after bottling, I couldn't quite bring myself to give the elusive three-digit score to this admittedly super wine. Perhaps once the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin has been in bottle a bit longer, as Mourvèdre seems to go into a bit of a funk when recently bottled. For now, it's merely profound, packing in savory, mossy nuances, hints of exotic dried spices like star anise and cardamom and layers of rich, plummy fruit that manage to be full-bodied and deliciously intense without being weighty or overwrought. Creamy, lush, intense and long, it's a tdf (tour de force) in CdP.

Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate, 31 August 2018

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