Bordeaux 2017 - Chateau Beychevelle

Bordeaux 2017 - Chateau Beychevelle
Beychevelle has always been regarded with affection by the UK market. The wines were traditionally classic clarets; thoroughly dependable and good value for money. Under the stewardship of Romain Ducolomb this beautifully situated chateau has really started to live up to its true potential. A new state of the art winery combined with Romain’s technical know-how has elevated this estate into the top echelons of the Bordeaux hierarchy.

The new wine making facility allows Romain to vinify each parcel individually, increasing the precision and ultimately the vineyard expression in the wine. Whereas Beychevelles of old could be a little rough around the edges, recent vintages possess a real polish, purity of fruit and impeccably mannered tannins. The 2017 is another immaculately constructed Beychevelle with an abundance of fruit and a refined personality – we loved it! And if that isn’t enough of a motivation to buy it, it is also priced well below all physical vintages.

“The 2017 Beychevelle is absolutely gorgeous. Creamy and beautifully layered on the palate, Beychevelle exudes exotic richness in its ripe red/purplish berry fruit. Even though the 2017 is rather flamboyant in style, it retains quite a bit of brightness to play off its more extroverted leanings. Beychevelle was impressive on the several times I tasted it. 92-95/100”. - Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com

Also just released is the excellent 2017 Chateau Talbot. We were really impressed by this robust and honest St Julien. At £230 per six it offers great value for money for a very smart Cru Classé.