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CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE 4ieme Cru Classe Saint-Julien 2016 Bottle/nc

CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE 4ieme Cru Classe Saint-Julien 2016 Bottle/nc Image

Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Julien | 75cl

£89.95 / £539.70 £512.72 case

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Red Still Wine

ABV: 13.5%
Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Julien
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Description

THE WINE ADVOCATE (Robert Parker) 96 - 98 points - Drink Date: 2026 - 2080 - "The 2016 Beychevelle is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. It is matured in 50% new oak. Furthermore, it is the first vintage to be matured in the new chichi winery whose glass exterior overlooks the passing traffic on the D2. It has a very pure, fragrant bouquet with black cherries, cassis, cedar and wet limestone, extremely precise to the point where you might think it was from the Right Bank (logical given the proportion of Merlot in the blend). The palate is sensational: understated at first and bridled with ultra-fine tannin, it is a Beychevelle armed with a disarming sense of symmetry. It builds in the mouth towards a fabulously tensile finish that is so fresh and full of energy that the senses are almost overwhelmed. Frankly, it leaves all the other Beychevelles in recent years standing. This is an electrifying 2016 from winemaker Philippe Blanc and his right-hand man, technical director, Romain Ducolomb."

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