2016 Château Beychevelle, Cru Classé St-Julien

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Critic score
94.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
2 available
£86.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Julien, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Château Beychevelle, Cru Classé St-Julien

TASTING NOTES

Dark purple. Light peppery nose. Sweet palate entry with a hint of sweet oak, and then a bit austere on the palate. Lively coconut hint. Falls away on the finish. Competent rather than exciting.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (May 2017)
16.5/20

The softness and finesse to this are indeed impressive with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Full-bodied, dense and polished. Lovely texture and length. It builds on the palate. Clearly better in 2015. This is the first year in from the new cellar.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2017)
94—95/100
Château Beychevelle

Described by wine critic Jancis Robinson as “intensely seductive”, the wines from Château Beychevelle enjoy a lauded reputation. The sprawling estate covers 250 hectares, with 90 hectares planted with vines and the rest forest and pastureland. Its view of the Gironde Estuary from the steps of the château allegedly gave rise to its name in the 17th century, as sailing ships would lower their sails (baisse voile in French or bacha velo in Gascon) in deference to its owner, the Duc d`Eperon, the Admiral of France. More importantly, the Gironde provides the regulating effect that the best vineyards of the region enjoy, and Beychevelle’s largest vineyard is situated similarly, in both aspect and soils, to those found at Château Latour. The estate makes three wines, the Grand Vin, its second wine Amiral de Beychevelle and a Haut-Médoc, Les Brulières de Beychevelle.

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