Inky black colour. Intense aromas of blackcurrant, and black cherry are overlaid with complex notes of cured meat, warm leather and savoury spice.Powerful and full bodied with enormous depth of fruit, concentration and masses of chewy tannins. A testament to greatness. Drink 2025-2051+ .
Only made in top vintages and a blend of roughly 60% (or more) Mourvèdre and the rest a mix of other permitted varieties, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is a cellar selection that always comes from the same plot of vines. A massive, powerful wine, with serious amounts of extract and concentration, it slowly gives up gamey, complex (and heavenly) notes of blueberry, blackberry, blood, licorice, garrigue and smoke. This flows to a full-bodied, layered and brilliantly textured effort that conceals its tannic spine with tons of fruit. It should start to hit its prime at about age 10 and have two to three decades of longevity. Drink 2017-2029+. 98 points, Wine Advocate.