New Release: Hommage 2014
Perrin’s 2014 old vines Mourvedre cuvee is an Hommage not just to Jacques Perrin, but also the synergy between a great terroir and a top-notch producer. Even in the most challenging of conditions the results can be brilliant. Despite promising to be an early vintage, 2014’s stormy mid-summer delayed the harvest, which in Chateauneuf du Pape meant starting to pick at the end of September to the beginning of October. Beaucastel’s well drained, old vines Mourvedre enjoyed this later ripening season which, together with the estate’s great investment in selection and quality, has yielded excellent results.
Parker’s Jeb Dunnuck agrees, rating it as one of the wines of the vintage:
I was shocked at the quality of the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin and I can’t think of another wine that comes close to this level of depth, concentration and richness in the vintage. Its inky color is followed by sensational notes of roasted herbs, licorice, caramelized meats and layers of black and blue fruits. Rich, full-bodied, thick and unctuous, hats off to the Perrin family for this incredible effort! Give bottles 4-6 years of cellaring and drink over the following two decades. 97+ points. Jeb Dunnock. Issue 227, The Wine Advocate www.robertparker.com