Bewertung: 95+ PP
Alkoholgehalt: 13% Vol.
Hersteller: Château Beychevelle
Allergenhinweis: enthält Sulfite
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 it promises to overdeliver to those prepared to wait. Around 19,000 cases were made.
Described by Phillippe Blanc as all about finesse and elegance, the 2016 Château Beychevelle is nevertheless a full-bodied, concentrated barrel sample. Its deep purple color is followed by a stunning bouquet of blue fruits, violets, scorched earth, graphite, and a crushed rock/ozone-like character. Deep, rich, multi-dimensional, and nicely structured, I suspect it will surpass the 2015.