The 2009 Château Beychevelle possesses one of the highest degrees of alcohol ever produced on the property, as well as powerful tannins of rare nobility. The whole is balanced thanks to the acidity that confers the wine a beautiful freshness. The fruit prevails (blackcurrant, black cherry and blackberry). The ripeness is wide and silky. The elegant woody notes are a sign of the ageing process in oak barrels. The present tannins are delicious and a pledge of an important keeping potential. Finesse and balance distinguish the 2009 Château Beychevelle and its power - scarcely found during the greatest vintages- brings specificity to this Saint Julien.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This ageworthy, elegant, well-made Beychevelle displays copious red and black cherry fruit notes intertwined with dusty, loamy soil and oak undertones, decent acidity, moderate tannin and impressive intensity as well as length. Give it 1-3 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the next 15-18 years.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot|
|Revue du Vin de France||15,5|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU BEYCHEVELLE 33250 ST JULIEN BEYCHEVELLE FRANCE|
|Classification||4e cru classe|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 17
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 90
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot