Chateau de Beaucastel   Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin

2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin

By Chateau de Beaucastel

2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin from Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone

Cracking the seal on a bottle of the 2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin from Chateau de Beaucastel is akin to unlocking a time capsule. Considered one of the finest vintages out of Southern Rhone in the new millennium, this year's Hommage offers a rich narration of the climatic conditions, terroir, and meticulous winemaking finesse.

 

Fruit Exuberance meets Age-Old Traditions

Basking in a sublime vintage year marked by moderate temperature swings and ample sunlight, this intricate wine reveals noble complexity and striking balance in every sip. The grapes savoured an extended ripening period, allowing them to imbibe profound depth and maintain their robust vitality. This precise confluence of nature's grace turned into a worthy milestone for Chateau de Beaucastel and its legacy.

The employ of organic viticulture methods by the Perrin family pays tribute not only to Mother Nature but also mirrors their indefatigable commitment to crafting monumental wines. Unveiling an intoxicating gravitas, 2000 Hommage harnesses the robust vitality of grenache, impregnated with strategic infixes of syrah and mourvedre.

 

A Storied Vintage Anchored in Timeless Quality

The conscientious vinification process behind the 2000 Hommage led to a wine that sings with ageing potential. Its tapestry-like palate unfurls leather-bound books filled with fragrant layers of sun-baked lavender, soil-slicked black truffle and syrup-drenched dark fruits. The underpinning of svelte tannins hint at a finesse developed through patient ageing, highlighting the inherent virtues of the Rhone terroir.

2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin is a compelling piece in any wine investment portfolio. Yet, beyond its instrumental financial potential is a narrative that encapsulates the subtle artistry and profound respect towards winemaking by chateau de Beaucastel — making it an asset that transcends monetary computation.

Signature of the producer and homage to the terroir, the 2000 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin affirms its stature as one of the paramount embodiments of Rhone’s potential. It is then more than just a wine; it is a chronicle of a renowned year forever etched into this collectable vintage.

Market price (GBP)

£4,240.00

12x75cl

Highest score

98

POP score

235.56

Scores and tasting notes

98

The 2000 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin (60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah) was singing! Open, upfront, sexy and seamless, with awesome notes of saddle leather, Provencal herbs, barnyard, spice and licorice-soaked black cherry and sweet cassis, it hit the palate with full-bodied richness, no hard edges, and an unctuous, heavenly texture. Reminding me of the 1990, yet perhaps just slightly less intense, this is a profound effort that will drink nicely for another two decades or more.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 27 February 2015

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