There are exceptional wines, and then there are exceptional wines. Reputable vineyards may already be producing high quality wines, but then with a particular vintage something special happens and a legend is born. Such is the case with the 2007 Château de Beaucastel “Hommage à Jacques Perrin” Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Robert Parker gave it 100 out of 100 in the October 2009 Wine Advocate (#185) and wrote, “No Hommage à Jacques Perrin was made in 2008, but the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage à Jacques Perrin is an utterly perfect wine. Composed of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah, and the rest Counoise and Grenache, this prodigious effort boasts an inky/blue/purple color to the rim in addition to an exceptional bouquet of camphor, roasted meats, blueberries, black cherries, black currants, truffles, beef blood, pepper, and incense. The sumptuous aromatics are followed by a wine of compelling intensity, full-bodied power, perfect balance, laser-like focus, and a finish that lasts more than a minute. The 2007’s texture reminds me of the 1998 Jacques Perrin, and the freshness of the fruit and explosive aromatics are to die for. There are only 500 cases of this legend in the making, but for those lucky enough to find any, it will last for 40-60 years. ”

Well, you can stop looking, because we found one for you. See you at the auction!