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2016 Château Beychevelle

St-Julien, 4me cru classé

PRICE:
$109.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
229 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2016 Beychevelle has a stunning bouquet of vibrant, shimmering blackberry and wild strawberry fruit laced with crushed stone and rose petals. The well-balanced palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a slightly savory/dried blood finish that lingers in the mouth. Tasting both in London and in Bordeaux, I found the latter bottle to have a little more precision and race on the finish. This will surely be a benchmark for this Saint Julien estate." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2023-2055


"The 2016 Beychevelle is comprised of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. It spent 18 months aging in 50% new and 50% second-use barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it is a little broody to begin, opening slowly to reveal subtle savory notes of dried herbs, charcuterie and black olives before breaking through to a profound core of warm cassis, baked black plums, red currant jelly and candied violets. The palate is medium-bodied and delicately played with a quiet intensity of tightly wound nuances and fantastic freshness, finishing with a lingering savory lift. This latent beauty will require a bit more time than most 2016s, but promises to over-deliver to those prepared to wait. Around 19,000 cases were made." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue, November 2018
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2024-2055


"Stacks of cassis, graphite and smoke on the nose of this rather full-bodied St.-Julien with a ton of velvety tannins that drive the long finish that’s simultaneously sweet, fresh and powdery. Try in 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022


"This has a slightly beefy edge, with warmed plum and blackberry paste flavors pumping through. Shows a touch of heft on the back end, with dark tobacco and earth notes leaving a subtly chewy feel, though there's ample fruit to soak that up. Best from 2024 through 2038. 19,167 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2024-2038


"The 2016 Beychevelle offers quite a bit of up-front intensity and immediacy. Fruity, supple and forward, the 2016 holds quite a bit of appeal, although it is not as persistent or complex as I had hoped it would be, especially given how exceptional so many Saint-Juliens are in 2016. Tasted two times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2022-2036


"Fine deep healthy crimson. Very suave, sophisticated nose. Could do with just a little more energy on the palate but no-one would be let down by this." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2024-2037


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