ready-improve2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Château de Beaucastel, Rhône

Product: 2013-06-00750-02-8007371
  • Wine Advocate
    93/100
  • Jancis Robinson MW
    17.5/20
  • Ready, but will improve

Description

Château de Beaucastel has been run by several generations of the Perrin family, beginning with the Jacques Perrin (who died in 1978), then brothers Jean-Pierre and François, and now their sons Thomas, Marc, Pierre and Mathieu.

Beaucastel 2013 is a triumph, its low yields (17hl/ha) ensuring harmonious concentration, and its use of all 13 varieties ensuring that the minor reduction in the Grenache component has been more than made up by additional varietals, in this case Mourvèdre, Counoise, Vaccarèse and Terret Noir in particular  Ein other words, all the varieties that have the potential, when in the right hands, to gel into something magical. Beaucastel are past masters when it comes to this type of alchemy, and the 2013 shows all the signs of joining the pantheon of greats.
Bottle Price 75 cl $121
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