Château de Beychevelle 2016 – Saint-Julien, Cru Classé

Château de Beychevelle 2016 – Saint-Julien, Cru Classé

The nose is fine, elegant, racy and offers a fine power, minerality, complexity, a very fine freshness as well as a good finesse of the grain. It reveals notes of blackberry, violet and more slightly wild strawberry associated with small touches of cassis as well as discreet hints of small berries, graphite, Cuben pepper (in the background) and a very discreet hint of chocolate (in the background). The palate is fruity, beautifully juicy, well-balanced, elegant, racy and offers a beautiful definition/finesse, a fine suavity, a beautiful mineral frame, complexity, fullness, fat, a beautiful material very finely unctuous, a beautiful freshness, a beautiful finesse of the structure as well as a beautiful finesse of the grain. Ont he palate this wine expresses notes of fresh/juicy cassis, crunchy/juicy red berries and more slightly crunchy raspberry associated with small touches of juicy/crunchy blackberry, flowers, discreet hints of tonka bean, crunchy almond as well as discreet hints of toasted, sweet spices and Ceylan tea. Tannins are fine and elegant. Good length. There is a fine hint of chocolate on the persistence. 

Note (Score): 17.5+/20

Note (Score): 95-96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2019

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)