Chateau de Beaucastel   Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin

2012 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin

By Chateau de Beaucastel

2012 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin from Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone, Rest of the World

Dwell on a significant moment in the spectrum of Rhone varietals: the 2012 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin from Chateau de Beaucastel. Unveiling thread after thread of intricate complexity, this wine represents a daring portrait of Grenache at its most powerful and robust. A paean to the profound depth and diversity that Rhone wines encapsulate, 2012 was a year of great reward for vintners offering patience and virtuosic precision.


Collectible character with an appreciation affinity

The ideal blend of artistry and investment acumen, the 2012 offering links opulent complexity with an undeniable potential for value growth. Akin to a tightly woven tapestry of brooding fruits, tantalizing spices, and age-softened tannins, this red has carved its name in the history of Chateau de Beaucastel. As is often noted in wine investment circles, one doesn't just purchase a wine of such caliber - one invests in it.

Blessed by nature’s sundry paints, the spectacular vintage draws upon an impressive assembly of varietals to offer a lush embroidery across the palate. Revel in the minute echo each grape contributes - cherries from the Grenache, whispers of tobacco from Mourvèdre, a flicker of informality lent by Syrah.


Climactic caress yielding vinous victory

Rhone's climatic narrative played an equal duet to established viticultural talent in forging the consummate artwork that is the 2012 Chateauneuf Du Pape Hommage J Perrin. The year's balanced weather teased out the fullest expressions of the region's character, etching individuality in this superb vintner's symphony.

This Beaucastel exhibit delivers more than simply tasting pleasure, it also offers an advantageous avenue for wine investment with forecasted appreciation potential. A wine for those as keen on the art of viniculture as they are on the promise of a future return.

Offering an embodiment of the finest Grenache potency, this bottle is a must-have for those whose love for wine spills into the arena of savvy speculation. Consider this homage to Rhone an homage to your portfolio too.

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The wine of the vintage is the Perrin’s 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin, and it will most likely merit a perfect rating in another couple of years. Full-bodied, massive and layered on the palate, with awesome purity and freshness, it delivers incredible aromatics of beef blood, truffle, graphite, iron and black and blue fruits. Given all of the fruit and texture, you almost have to hunt for the structure here, but trust me, it’s there. The tasting at Beaucastel took place a 9 a.m., and even then, this is one wine I found impossible to spit. It’s a tour de force that will have 3-4 decades of life.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 30 October 2014

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