The 2009 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin is a wine of exceptional character and complexity. Its color is a deep, alluring hue that hints at the depth of flavor within. On the nose, it offers an intoxicating bouquet of ripe red and black fruits, with notes of blackberry, cherry, and plum mingling harmoniously alongside hints of garrigue, exotic spices, and a touch of leather. The palate is a revelation, as the wine's full-bodied presence envelops the senses with layers of flavor. The velvety tannins provide structure, while the fruit profile dances elegantly with a well-integrated acidity. As the journey culminates, the finish is both persistent and satisfying, with echoes of the wine's rich fruit and the subtle influence of its terroir. The 2009 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin is a true masterpiece, a wine that exemplifies the artistry of the Perrin family and the essence of Chateauneuf du Pape, offering a tasting experience that is nothing short of extraordinary.
Robert Parker - 99Points
"Shockingly good, the 2009 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage À Jacques Perrin offers an off-the-charts bouquet of Provençal herbs, truffle and wet-dog-like qualities intermixed with classic blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit. Massive and full-bodied on the palate, with a sheer density and decadence that’s hard to believe, this is a pedal-to-the-metal effort that has the fruit to drink beautifully today, yet the concentration, mid-palate, tannin and balance to age for 3-4 decades. Made from a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah and the rest Counoise and Grenache, this is one of the wines of the vintage."
Antonio Galloni - 96 Points
"(70% mourvedre and 10% each of grenache, counoise and syrah, all raised in foudre): Glass-staining purple. Hypnotic bouquet of black and blue fruits, potpourri and exotic spices. Broad, sappy and strikingly pure, with intense blackberry and boysenberry flavors that reach ever corner of the palate. Rich but lithe wine with a seamless texture and superb finishing clarity. This wine's marriage of power and vivacity is something else."