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2019 Beychevelle

By Chateau Beychevelle

2019 Beychevelle from Chateau Beychevelle, St-Julien, Bordeaux

The 2019 vintage from the esteemed Chateau Beychevelle sails into the senses, setting a new course in the storied history of this revered St-Julien estate. Nested along the banks of the Gironde estuary, the 2019 Beychevelle encapsulates the brilliance of the Bordeaux blend with an agility that is characteristic of this particular year's growing conditions.

 

The Quintessence of St-Julien Terroir

A fine year marked by a measured balance of warmth and rain, 2019 in Bordeaux set a stage for both power and finesse in its vinous expressions. This harmonious weather translated into a growing season that allowed Chateau Beychevelle's vineyards to bear fruit that combined optimum ripeness with poised acidity – elements that promise both immediate pleasure and admirable potential for gracefully maturing in one's cellar.

The bouquet of the 2019 Beychevelle enchants with dark cherry and cassis underscored by an alluring tracery of cedarwood and violet. Tannins, while present, are sanded down to a satin-like texture, offering a generous palate without forsaking structure. A symphony of flavours, including plum, licorice and a touch of graphite resemble the meticulous craftsmanship of a master composer.

 

A Vintage Investment

When considering wine investments, the 2019 Beychevelle stands as a virtuosic display of what makes Bordeaux wines so eminently collectable. Its dexterity lies not only in the bottle but also in the wisdom of purchasing from a stellar vintage in St-Julien. In this context, vintage specifics serve as both promise and provenance – markers guiding collectors to wines that hold the key to unlocking maturity's potential.

In closing, the 2019 Beychevelle is poised for those seeking both a jewel for their palate and a gem for their portfolio. It's not just a wine to be uncorked; it represents years of tradition converging with contemporary excellence. Here is a vintage that speaks volumes of its birthplace—an articulate narrative in every glass.

Market price (CAD)

$1,450.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

58

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Beychevelle explodes from the glass with bombastic scents of crème de cassis, blueberry preserves and baked plums with touches of menthol, cinnamon toast and smoked meats plus a waft of dark chocolate. The medium-bodied palate injects fantastic energy into the decadent black and blue fruit flavors, framed by exquisitely ripe, finely-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing with great length and freshness.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 9 July 2020

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