ROBERT PARKER - WINE ADVOCATE "The
2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage a Jacques Perrin is a blend of 60%
Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise, and 10% Syrah. Full-bodied, excruciatingly
backward, and nearly impenetrable, it boasts an inky/blue/purple color
in addition to a promising nose of new saddle leather, melted asphalt,
camphor, blackberries, smoky, roasted herbs, and Asian spices. A huge
lashing of tannin as well as a formidable structure result in the antithesis
of its more flattering, forward, and voluptuous sibling, the classic
Beaucastel. Readers lucky enough to come across this cuvee should plan
on waiting at least a decade before it begins to approach adolescence.
Anticipated maturity: 2012 - 2040."
AVAILABLE: THE 1999 VINTAGE OF THE SAME WINE AT $299.99 - 96 POINTS ROBERT
store customers, please call ahead to have some reserved. It may
sell out quickly.