Beaucastel, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Hommage a Jacques Perrin 2000
The Château de Beaucastel Hommage à Jacques Perrin from those years was made mostly from very old Mourvedre vines yielding tiny quantities of intensely ripe, concentrated fruit. Those fortunate enough to have tasted it never forget it. Truly, a ‘grand vin'.
Saturated black-ruby color. More, darker aromas of black cherry, cassis, spice, leather and game, has an almost medicinal aspect. Very sweet entry, then backward and closed, almost to rough on the palate today. Extremely concentrated at the finish. A wine to be kept for your retirement
98 points Jeb Dunnuck
A wine that continues to show beautifully is the 2000 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Hommage A Jacques Perrin. Still vibrant ruby-colored with an incredible nose of blackcurrants, beef blood, truffle, incense and cured meats, it’s a huge, opulent, concentrated 2000 that has a stacked mid-palate, sweet tannin, no hard edges and a finish that just won’t quit. It’s a heavenly red that can be enjoyed anytime over the coming two decades. (12/2017)
96 points Decanter
A forward vintage exhibiting jammy red fruit aromas, spice and a hint of undergrowth and leather. Lush and concentrated but with a fine acidity to support it all. Full-bodied with a very long, lingering finish and ripe tannins. It has layers of complexity and it still needs a decade to develop. Drinking Window 2025 - 2035 (CG) (11/2017)