2015 Chateau de Beaucastel, Grande Cuvee, Hommage a Jacques Perrin (1 x Magnum)

France Rhone South Rhone

As this was bottled only a week before I tasted it, I suspect this rating will prove to be conservative once a few months have passed. The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is another prodigious version of this wine. How many wines in this world can be so huge yet so lacking the feeling of weight? There's plenty of layered spice but also a core of raspberries; rich tannins, yet no real astringency; and a long finish without any apparent heat. Wow!

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2015 Chateau de Beaucastel, Grande Cuvee, Hommage a Jacques Perrin (1 x Magnum)

As this was bottled only a week before I tasted it, I suspect this rating will prove to be conservative once a few months have passed. The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is another prodigious version of this wine. How many wines in this world can be so huge yet so lacking the feeling of weight? There's plenty of layered spice but also a core of raspberries; rich tannins, yet no real astringency; and a long finish without any apparent heat. Wow!

France Rhone South Rhone
Producer Chateau de Beaucastel
Sub-Region South Rhone
Region Rhone
Country France
Grape Variety Southern Rhone Blend
Vintage 2015
Colour Red
Style Full, Dry, Powerful

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Robert Parker Wine Advocate

As this was bottled only a week before I tasted it, I suspect this rating will prove to be conservative once a few months have passed. The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is another prodigious version of this wine. How many wines in this world can be so huge yet so lacking the feeling of weight? There’s plenty of layered spice but also a core of raspberries; rich tannins, yet no real astringency; and a long finish without any apparent heat. Wow!

98 Points / Drinking 2020 - 2045

By Joe Czerwinski / October 2017