It is impossible to give the exact blend since the vines are planted as collection vines. Our research goes that the Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 forms from a legendary symphony of the thirteen varieties, which is the maximum we can get an AOC CDP!. Aspiring AIWS and MW, this Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 the best wine to flex your palate!!!
Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010's powerful backbone is based on hundred years-old Grenache. The 13 blends include Vaccarse, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Terret, Counoise and even some white grape varieties such as Clairette and pipcpoul. Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin 2010 blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise and the rest Syrah. Looks like from Day One the design of Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 is on complexity and elegance where Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin 2010 is for power and ageing for profundity
The situation, exposure, and the origin of the plots of Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 represent seven different terroirs of the appellation. As far as the yield is concerned we were told that it took almost three vines for a single bottle! Production of Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin 2010, on the other hand, is at 400 cases. So the orientation is different.
Fermentation for Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 was carried in a traditionnal way by combining complementary grape trypes. There is very limited physical manipulation to facilitate the soft diffusion of color and flavor and noble tannins. For Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010, We feel there is a compromise between tannins with exceptional finesse and ageing potential of more than 25 years .
The breeding for Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010, which is quite interesting, is done in four quarters: 25% casks , 25%in barrels, 25% large wooden vats, 25% in concrete tanks. This is in a great contrast to the ageing and fermentation of Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin 2010 which foudre. This Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin 2010 is done with its controversial vinification "chaud" which involves rapidly heating the incoming grapes, which extracts colour and aroma and kills harmful bacteria. And this wines are matured in 500-litre oak casks and, after blending, are bottled with a light fining and without being filtered.
So our tasting comparision goes like this. Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 is Burgundy colored( from Grenache we surmise), smells of tobacco, orange peel, cedar, basil, mint, strawberry jam with a spicy and very firm tanning, long finish with taste of pomegranate and mandarin orange. There is a beautiful salinity due to mineral "reassembled" from the depths of the soil by the old Grenache. Hommage Jacques Perrin atypical Chateauneuf du Pape due to its high Mourvedre content runs lines of black berry fruit across the glass, with notes of grilled bacon, a sweep of the berry – the nose is slotting into shape, the jigsaw makes progress. It would seem that Jacques Perrines 2010 is more profound, muscular wine with a well-packed central to late palate, has real fire in its delivery, and goes very long. Mourvedre at its height here, with Provencal scents, implicit garrigue seasoning.
Both wine serve are best at 15-17C°,suitable for rustic dishes. Grilled prime rib, veal, Marengo,?duck with olives or roasted figs, wild boar stew,stewofpigeon,lamb, beef stew, hare, various cheeses.
2010 Xavier Vins "Cuvee Anonyme" Chateauneuf-du-Pape, HK $480 to $450
95+ points?Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The powerful, rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme reveals an off-the-chart level of extract, lots of glycerin (nearly 16% natural alcohol) and copious black cherry, blueberry, forest floor, lavender and graphite characteristics. This full-throttle red requires 3-4 years of cellaring and should keep for two decades. Xavier Vignon, along with Philippe Cambie, are probably the two most highly renowned oenologists in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as some of the surrounding Cotes du Rhone regions. Vignon’s office and laboratory are next to the Auto Route A7, in the same complex as Chateau Husson. He is the consultant for such well-known domaines as Raymond Usseglio, Jerome Quiot, Beaurenard, La Nerthe, Mont Redon, Marcoux, Grand Veneur and La Gardine. I tasted through the new and upcoming Xavier Vignon releases. The blend of Xavier Vignon’s Chateauneuf du Pape can vary considerably. Vignon told me that it is a selection from nearly 120 different parcels in the appellation. Fashioned from the best fruit from old vines planted in the finest parcels is the Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Anonyme. Xavier Vignon is not going to release the 2007 Anonyme (his greatest Chateauneuf du Pape to date) until 2013 so readers have a chance of getting some of this production. I tasted three vintages of this cuvee with Vignon. (RP 95+) (tasted 10/2012)
Hommage a Jacques Perrin, HK price $3700 to $2800
98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tight, dense and backward, the 2010 Ch?teauneuf du Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin was one of the least approachable wines in the lineup, yet certainly has incredible potential. Offering lots of liquid minerality, crushed rock, blueberry, truffle and cassis, it’s massive and concentrated on the palate, with building tannin, good acidity and a firm, focused feel that begs for cellaring. Hide these in the cellar for another decade. Coming mostly from a plot of old vines located behind the estate, the Perrin Family’s Chateauneuf du Pape Hommage Jacques Perrin was first created in 1989 and is a tribute to the late Jacques Perrin, who passed away in 1978. Aged all in foudre and normally a blend of 60% Mourvedre, 20% Grenache, 10% Counoise and the rest Syrah, it’s only produced in top vintages and there’s normally a scant 400-500 cases to go around. It’s an incredible, yet atypical Chateauneuf du Pape due to its high Mourv?dre content. While most vintages require upwards of a decade of cellaring, the more forward, sexy vintages can certainly be good, thick dark red. There are running lines of black berry fruit across the glass, with notes of grilled bacon, a sweep of the berry – the nose is slotting into shape, the jigsaw makes progress. It is very profound, still has work to do. Handsome, muscular wine with a well-packed central to late palate, has real fire in its delivery, goes very long. Mourv?dre at its height here, with Proven?al scents, implicit garrigue seasoning. It has a lot of striking content – no glass is too large for this amount of well shaped, widespread wine. Captures vintage and place extremely well, is STGT wine. From 2019, say.. “It is one of the three or four Grands Hommages, with 1990, 1989 (although that was a lot more ripe in style, the first year we made it), 2007 (very ripe),” Francois Perrin. 2044-48 Oct 2013