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2020 Beychevelle

By Chateau Beychevelle

2020 Beychevelle from Chateau Beychevelle, St-Julien, Bordeaux

Chateau Beychevelle's reputation for producing consistently refined wines is once more underlined by their 2020 offering. This vintage beckons with a siren's call to investors and connoisseurs alike; a call that resonates with the graceful power inherent in St-Julien terroir.

 

A Vintage Shaped by Time and Nature

The environmental tableau of 2020 provided a challenging but ultimately rewarding canvas for the winemakers at Chateau Beychevelle. Given the year's capricious climate, vignerons across Bordeaux grappled with nature's whims. It was the fastidious husbandry and intimate knowledge of their storied vines that allowed Chateau Beychevelle to navigate these conditions and achieve greatness.

The 2020 Beychevelle is testimony to this triumph. With an elegant structure that carries the signature balance between power and finesse, this vintage delivers a profound depth of flavour. Sourced from the estate's deep gravel beds, the wine is composed with a tapestry of rich blackberry nuances interwoven with hints of cassis and violet, turning each sip into a contemplative experience.

 

Investment Merit Amidst Nuanced Elegance

For investors looking towards laying down a vintage of considerable merit, the 2020 Beychevelle should present an intriguing prospect. The excellence and longevity incumbent in this vintage are unmistakable. Its poised expression of fruit, framed by an intricate lattice of supple tannins, points to an exemplary ageing potential, promising to unfold over decades.

Hailing from a legacy estate where attention to viticultural detail is as deeply rooted as the vines themselves, the 2020 Beychevelle from Chateau Beychevelle stands as an emblematic investment-grade Bordeaux. This wine not only whispers of its riverine genesis but also tells quite profoundly of the year's singular journey from vine to bottle - a journey laden with challenge, yet triumphant in its conclusion.

In summarising, the 2020 Beychevelle offers both a sumptuous tasting expedition and a shrewd investment beacon. Its distinguished birthright from St-Julien's coveted soils guarantees its place amongst discerning collections while its articulation of 2020's unique story assures its appeal for years to come.

Current market price

$1,410.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

56.67

Scores and tasting notes

94-96

Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Beychevelle offers up vibrant notes of black raspberries, fresh black cherries and cassis, plus hints of wild sage, chocolate mint, rose hip tea and fallen leaves, with an exotic hint of Indian spices. The medium to full-bodied palate offers layers of crunchy black fruits with a firm, grainy texture and just enough freshness, finishing long and perfumed.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The Wine Advocate, 20 May 2021

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