2009 Beychevelle Beychevelle

  • Classification:
    4th growth
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  • Appellation:
    Saint Julien
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  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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Wine Critics Notes:

Vinous - Score: 93 (Mar. 2019)

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.