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Château Beychevelle




St Julien

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc | Petit Verdot

Château Beychevelle, 4eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2009

12x75cl £890.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

We liked Beychevelle 2009 so much we tasted it three times. There is an unusually high percentage of Merlot at Beychevelle. Most neighbours are producing wines with 70% plus Cabernet Sauvignon, but the management are philosophical and accept that this can't be changed over-night. Efforts are being made to grub up Merlot parcels in plots more suited to Cabernet, but this process takes time. In the meantime, they do the best with what they have, and the results are sensational. The 2009, like all the vintages from this decade is beautifully poised, gently extracted, elegant and unforced. Notes of damsons, herbs, cut violets, crème de cassis, graphite and cooked meats. The attack is pure and laced with soft ripe fruit, hints of chocolate and liqueur fruits. This is very pretty, with wonderful vitality, stunning texture; and beautifully constructed with graceful, velvety tannins.

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