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    15
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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The Story

Ever since it was first produced, and down through the various vintages, Château Beychevelle has reflected the elegance and finesse of Saint Julien's finest terroirs.Graceful and complex, with a tremendous aromatic richness, Château Beychevelle is made from the best plots in the vineyard and undergoes a rigorous selection process.It reveals its character after about ten years, and can be kept for several decades, depending on the vintage.

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Vintage 2020

In Bordeaux, the heat resulted in early flowering. Also, this led to an early harvest after a very hot summer. As a starting point, there is great maturity in the grapes, and one can expect a more opulent vintage than in the last few years.

The summer this year has been the warmest since 1959, yet the rain has fallen at the right times during the growing season. The harvest took place two weeks before the norm and will yield grapes with high potential alcohol and the lowest acidity since the 2003 vintage. As they say in Bordeaux: "It has been a good and extreme growing season which hopefully also produces great wines".

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Beychevelle CC - 51% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. Intense aroma of black fruit, excellent structure and complexity on the palate, silky berries and tannin, creamy and vibrant, lingering long finish. Great style and sheer class! 95-96p.

  • 96p

Ruby. Rich nose, deep, cassis, blueberries, scented, violets, nuanced and detailed nose, layered, almost leaps out of the glass. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, juicy, deep, intense and layered, lovely balance, concentrated, long finish. 13,5% alcohol. 95-97

  • 97p

Full bottle 1,245 g. Cask sample taken 31 March. 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot. 
Concentrated purple. Headily aromatic with mulberry perfume and just a hint of oak. Silky tannins and marked freshness. Neat and the opposite of opulent. Classic wine for the table.

  • 86p

Dark purple colour with violet hue and black core. Very aromatic nose with elegant spiciness, incense, ripe fruits, blackcurrants and blackberries, very fragrant toasting aroma with mocha and dark chocolate, elegant mild spices in the backwound. On the palate well balanced with freshness and complexity, almost salty minerality, ripe tannins, well integrated in a velvety style, mild acidity, ripe fruit. An expressive wine with a hint of sweetness, with freshness, great aromatic depth and length. 

  • 95p
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Saint-Julien, Bordeaux

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