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2009 Château Beychevelle

St-Julien, 4me cru classé

Ex-château; recent library release help

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$145.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"An attractive, medium-bodied St.-Julien with plenty of blueberry character, plus touches of cassis and mint and a long, moderately dry finish that gives it a lot of appeal. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 03/06/2019)

Rating: 94

"Deep garnet colored, the 2009 Beychevelle begins a little closed, slowly revealing notes of iron ore, tilled soil, fungi and underbrush over a core of blackberry preserves, warm plums and cassis with touches of mocha and camphor. Full-bodied and richly fruited in the mouth, it has a firm texture of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with a compelling mineral lift." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2019-2034

"The 2009 Beychevelle is easily the best of three vintages tasted at the property alongside the 1989 and 1999. This has a much more fruit-driven bouquet with blackberry, orange blossom, tobacco, hints of girolles and graphite. This is quite complex and engaging. The palate is medium-bodied with fine and lithe tannins plus a well judged line of acidity. I appreciate the freshness and structure to this Beychevelle, especially this bottle that is a little more saline than other examples. This is just beginning to motor but it is much more classic than a few years ago. Tasted at the château." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/14/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2020-2040

"This has the dark, winey cassis bush and roasted plum fruit of the appellation, but steps up the integration and length, with racy linzer torte and graphite notes and a lovely tobacco-filled finish supported by mouthwatering acidity. Best from 2014 through 2026." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2012)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2014-2026

"Bright ruby. Aromas of dark berries, licorice, bitter chocolate and menthol, with a hint of leather. Densely packed, pliant and glossy, with strong acidity and an herbal element buffering the wine's sweetness. The lightly herbal quality carries through on the long finish, which features dusty tannins and noteworthy energy. A very strong vintage for this property." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 91+

"Tasted blind. Deep crimson with a paleish rim. Light nose but very sweet, flattering fruit that seems fully evolved. Hardly any tannin evident. Charming but not very long-lived." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/05/2019)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2018-2034

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