The 2013 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a total knockout in this vintage. It begins with absolutely stunning aromatics of black raspberries, green peppercorn, blackberry jam, herbs de provence and bacon fat all coming together in the glass. Firm and beautifuly focused, the wine delivers delicious blackberry cordial, black olive tapenade, Umami and crushed wet stone flavors. The combination of weight and tension here makes this wine simply irresistible. A gorgeous wine from Beaucastel which will evolve gracefully for many years to come.