2012 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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DC 99 JD 99 WA 99 JS 97 WS 96
DC 99

Decanter, December 2019

Spice, lift and zest - the hallmarks of the vintage are immediately apparent on the nose. Some woody, roasted spices are starting to take root now, along with damsons, and crushed damson stones. Rounded, rich and plush on...
JD 99

jebdunnuck.com, June 2019

The wine of the vintage is the Perrins' 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin, which has a classic, sexy, accessible style yet is also going to age beautifully. Massive amounts of smoked black fruits, ground...
WA 99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014

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...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, October 2016

Lots of spices such as cloves and black pepper. Some grilled meat as well. Complex undertones of mushrooms. Full-bodied, complex and refined yet very open now with cherry, sweet and ripe fruit and a balanced finish...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, August 2016

Serious, with dark fig, black currant and blackberry confiture notes forming a large-scale core, while licorice snap, Turkish coffee and pastis details lend an expansive feel. The long, dense finish has a brooding...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15.5%
Closure Cork

The 2012 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin is a remarkable red wine hailing from the Rhone region of France. This wine is a proprietary blend, carefully crafted by the esteemed producer Chateau de Beaucastel. With a deep red color and a cork closure, this wine exudes elegance right from the start.

On the nose, the aromatics of the Hommage A Jacques Perrin are simply breathtaking. One can immediately discern the enticing scents of beef blood, truffle, graphite, iron, and a medley of black and blue fruits. These complex aromas create an alluring bouquet that captivates the senses.

Upon tasting, this wine showcases its full-bodied and massive character. It coats the palate with layers of flavor, demonstrating incredible purity and freshness. The dark fig, black currant, and blackberry confiture notes form a substantial core, while additional nuances of licorice snap, Turkish coffee, and pastis lend an expansive feel. The finish is long and dense, with a brooding personality that hints at its potential to evolve and improve over time.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck describes the 2012 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin as a "tour de force" that will age gracefully for 3-4 decades. This sentiment is echoed by other experts, such as Wine Spectator and Decanter, who praise its complexity and intensity.

With a score of 99 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 96 points from Wine Spectator, 97 points from James Suckling, and another 99 points from Jeb Dunnuck, it is clear that this wine is highly regarded among critics. Its excellent acidity, balanced finish, and refined yet open character make it a true masterpiece.

The 2012 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin is a wine that demands attention and appreciation. It is a testament to the skill and dedication of the winemakers at Chateau de Beaucastel and represents the pinnacle of quality in Chateauneuf du Pape wines. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further aging, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning of wine enthusiasts.