Chateau de Beaucastel   Chateauneuf Du Pape

2013 Chateauneuf Du Pape

By Chateau de Beaucastel

2013 Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone

A hallmark of the esteemed Rhone region is the 2013 Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel. Break open its delightfully deep, robust red colour to reveal a complex bouquet of aromatic herbs intertwined with the invigorating terroir-infused scents that seep out from every bottle.

 

Balancing of savouriness and fruitiness: a strategic wine investment

The 2013 Chateauneuf Du Pape is one to appreciate; this wine stands as a pillar of transformation where the savoury elements intertwine seamlessly with vibrant fruit. The delight remains consistent throughout and sings proudly of the region's earthy roots.

When swirled and savoured, it dares to dance on the palate with an exotic mélange of blackcurrant, cherry and undergrowth notes, frequently inviting the thoughtful investor for another glass. The harmonious blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes emanates a silken texture that’s truly captivating.

 

A vintage that showcases resilience amidst the climate radars

2013 was nothing short of a testament to Chateau de Beaucastel's unrelenting persistence. A year faced with springtime frost and an atypically cool summer season might have daunted many. Yet in these climates, the Chateauneuf Du Pape found solace. Its balance resiliently thrived without compromising on quality.

These are wines that elevate their terroir above the impacts of varying weather and stand shoulder to shoulder in the annals of history, instilling confidence in any wine investment initiative.

The 2013 vintage holds its space amongst its peers with conviction. A harmonious blend of strengths, the Chateauneuf Du Pape 2013 evokes an edgy charm, voicing the varietal composition of this remarkable vintage. Its ability to transverse climate conditions highlights an enduring investment value.

Its undeniable sophistication, sip after sip, marvels each time, painting a picture of the historical and resilient Chateau de Beaucastel, a firm testament to the investment opportunity that lies within each bottle of 2013 Chateauneuf Du Pape.

Market price (HKD)

HK$5,070.00

12x75cl

Highest score

93

POP score

40.77

Scores and tasting notes

93

The 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beauty and has a rare level of concentration and depth in the vintage. Blueberry, crushed flowers, pepper, and violet aromas and flavors flow nicely to a medium to full-bodied, structured and tannic Beaucastel that has impressive purity and plenty of length. It’s not massive, but still needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will keep for a decade after that.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 29 October 2015

Vintage performance