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

Château Beychevelle, 4eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2016


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2016
6x75cl
DP
£589.22


Château Beychevelle, 4eme Cru Classé, St Julien, 2016

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

We were smitten with the 2015 Beychevelle, and 2016 is equally impressive. Compared to the 2015 (which we re-tasted at the Chateau), this is more refined and vibrant. Their Technical Director, Romain Ducolomb showed us around their impressive new winery. This new facility certainly allows them greater precision during wine-making and this shows in the wine, which in 2016 parades a beautiful perfume of bright ripe berries. This is not overly complex, but it is packed with bright seductive juicy fruit and there are nicely polished, supple tannins coated in red cherry fruit. A seamless, harmonious and charming Beychevelle produced from 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc.


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country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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Château Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle

The 4th growth Château Beychevelle sits on the main road in St. Julien, its vineyards stretching north towards Ducru-Beaucaillou. Ships passing by on the Gironde used to honour long time owner the Duc d'Eperon, who was Grand Admiral of France, by lowering their sails('Baisse Voile'). From this tradition came the name Beychevelle. The vineyards are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and average approximately 25 years old. Grapes are hand picked and de-stemmed before vinifcation. Elevage takes place in 50% new oak for up to 18 months. Beychevelle has leaned towards a more masculine style of wine in recent years, due to higher proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon, more extraction and higher new oak levels. However it has not lost any of its elegance, charm, balance and has an ability to age seamlessly over 20 years.

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