Château Beychevelle 2016 - A.O.C Saint-Julien
 
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93.8 sur 100 based on 6 Average rating of the Experts
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Experts Reviews

95+/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
94-96/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
93/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
94-95/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
16.5/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
97/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

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.
95+
points on 100
With tannins that are beautifully integrated into the rich black-fruit flavors, this is already a well-balanced wine. It is solid and will last, though the attractiveness of the fruit is already there.
94-96
points on 100
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.
93
points on 100
The softness and finesse to this are indeed impressive with blackberry and blackcurrant character. Full-bodied, dense and polished. Lovely texture and length. It builds on the palate. Clearly better in 2015. This is the first year in from the new cellar.
94-95
points on 100
Dark purple. Light peppery nose. Sweet palate entry with a hint of sweet oak, and then a bit austere on the palate. Lively coconut hint. Falls away on the finish. Competent rather than exciting.
16.5
points on 20
Deep in color, the wall of black fruit picks up an additional dimension from the hints of blue fruits that enter the mix. Polished, powerful, elegant and fresh, there is good energy here that lets the wine move forward on the palate, ending with a blast of ripe, pure, black fruits, licorice, espresso and earth. Give this at least a decade and enjoy it over the next 30-40 years!
97
points on 100

Description

Since the Middle Ages the illustrious owners of Château Beychevelle have some of the best plots and has perpetuated over the centuries of tradition? Still presides over this Grand Cru Classé Château Beychevelle 1855, a prestigious Cru Classé to soul forged by three centuries of history ... Never the term castle, in its best sense, was worn as well as Beychevelle. The elegance of its classical architecture makes it one of the jewels of the Médoc coveted since its creation by powerful families who have left their mark in succession the economic, political and cultural Bordeaux and its region.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Beychevelle
  • Type of wine
    Fourth Classified Growth
  • Appellation
    Saint-Julien
  • Superficy
    90 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    30 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    50% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2026 and 2060
  • Wine apogee
    2043
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Classified Growth) from Saint-Julien is made with a vineyard that has an area of 90 hectares by Château Beychevelle. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 18 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 50% of new barrels.

Saint-Julien

The A.O.C Saint-Julien (968 hectares) was formalized in 1936. Located between Pauillac and Margaux both geographically and in style, it is one of the smallest Medoc appellation but the most consistent in quality. 18 active producers including 11 Classified Growths.
The appellation extends over 4.8 kilometers long by 3.2 kilometers wide and offers wines whose tannins have an incomparable finesse. What characterizes Saint-Julien is the terroir and the micro-climate. The terroir is a subtle blend between the contributions of stony alluvium from the Garonne and those from the Dordogne. The contributions therefore from the Pyrenees and the Massif Central. You should know that this agglomeration of rocks slowly broken then spread over the millennia is an exceptional case.