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2019 Ch. Beychevelle - Saint Julien GCC

€ 95,00 (€ 114,95)

Formaat:75 cl
Aantal flessen :6
Type :Houten kist
Verkrijgbaar per fles:nee
Categorie:Rode wijn
Wijnstreek:Bordeaux - Médoc & Haut Médoc, Saint Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint Julien & Margaux
Score:NM 96
Foodpairing:Andere lekkernijen, Lamsvlees, Milder wild, Rundsvlees, Stoofschotels met vlees
Gelegenheidswijnen:Bewaarwijnen, Mirobolante Parkerscore

Directeur Philippe Blanc overzag zijn 25ste millésime op Beychevelle. Robijnrood schittert terwijl een nog discrete neus van haagvruchten of sappige zwarte bessen zich ontwikkelt. De naadloze tongval wordt gesculpteerd door fraîcheur tot lichtvoetige intensiteit. Zachte tannine begeleiden de proever. Het wordt weer duivels moeilijk om achter een vol glas Beychevelle te zitten. Dit smaakt naar méér. 49% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot en 2% Cabernet Franc.


96 Neal Martin – (februari 2023)
The 2019 Beychevelle has a very appealing, quite intellectual, pencil box and earthy nose that unfurls in the glass, taut and focused, the oak supremely well integrated. The palate is beautifully balanced with finely-sculpted tannins, wonderful balance, fresh and mineral-driven with a precise and complex finish. Superb sapidity, this is top notch with a long future ahead. Time to raise my score. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting. Drink 2026-2060.

94 Neal Martin – (februari 2022)
The 2019 Beychevelle presents a perfumed nose of blackberry, wilted rose petals, incense and a touch of violet that ebbs with aeration. Elegant, poised and focused, this is a succinct and quite complex Saint-Julien. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and wonderful depth, still retaining the discreet marine influence but showing a little more depth and rondeur on the persistent finish. This is a delicious Beychevelle. 13.7° alcohol. Drink 2025-2060.

93-95 Neal Martin – (Juni 2020)
The 2019 Beychevelle, one of the only wines that I actually tasted at the château with Philippe Blanc prior to lockdown, has a wonderful bouquet with detailed blackberry, briary, cedar and light touches of mocha unfurling from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity, a discrete marine influence taking over towards the finish. There is a tang of seaweed and brine on the aftertaste. It keeps you coming back for more. This is a great 2019 from Blanc and his team though we must wait to see if it will surpass their 2018. Drink 2025 - 2060

92-94 Antonio Galloni – (Juni 2020)
The 2019 Beychevelle is a rich, unctuous wine. Blackberry jam, cloves, licorice, bittersweet chocolate and torrefaction infuse the 2019 with tons of darkness that works well with the wine's flamboyant personality. Beychevelle will appeal most to readers who enjoy exotic, super-ripe wines. In 2019, Beychevelle pushes the limits, in my view.

94 William Kelley - (April 2022)
Aromas of raspberries, currants, pencil shavings and sweet spices introduce the 2019 Beychevelle, a medium to full-bodied, supple and enveloping wine that's fleshy and seamless, with a generous core of fruit, ripe tannins and succulent acids, concluding with an expansive finish. This is an open-knit, demonstrative Saint-Julien that will offer a broad drinking window. Drink 2025-2055.

Château Beychevelle is a large landowner, at 250 hectares, but of these only 90 are planted to vines and only 78 located within the Saint-Julien appellation (the rest are in neighboring Cussac). Around 60% of those holdings are located on the plateau between Branaire-Ducru and Ducru-Beaucaillou, and the percentage of Merlot is quite elevated at 40%—though it's declining, as replanting here favors Cabernet Sauvignon. Since 2008, viticulture has become much less dependent on chemicals. The grand vin itself represents just over half of the production, and in the last decade or so, it has become a touch richer and more structured in style, while retaining the fleshy, charming style that has won the estate so many admirers.

94 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - (Mei 2022)

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Beychevelle delivers profound plum preserves, stewed blackberries, and mocha scents with hints of smoked meats, dried herbs, and dusty soil. Full-bodied, the palate is dense and muscular with firm, rounded tannins and soft acidity, finishing long and decadent.

94-96 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - (Juli 2020)
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. Drink 2025-2058.

93 Jane Anson – (Januari 2022)
Grilled oak on the nose, creamy texture that highlights the ripe fruits. The tannins have closed down from the gourmet wine that I found En Primeur, but this is stacked and concentrated, and has great potential. Harvest September 23 to October 10, 55% of production in this main estate wine. 60% new oak.

94 Jane Anson – (Juni 2020)
A confident and well expressed Beychevelle, this is bristling with blackberry and cassis fruits, creamy through the mid palate as so many of the best wines are in this vintage. It's broad shouldered which takes it a little out of appellation signature, but the glamour is well balanced by a lovely crushed mint leaf finish. Harvest September 23 to October 10, 55% of production in this main estate wine, 45% in the 2nd wine. 60% new oak. 3% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. Drinking Window: 2028 - 2044.

17/20 Jancis Robinson – (Februari 2023)
Tasted blind. Dense and tarry nose. Savoury and dry with lots going on. Rounder and less obviously tannic than I would have expected in a St-Julien. Long. Rich! 13.5%. Drink 2028-2043.

17/20 James Lawther MW – (Juni 2020)
46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot. Barrel sample. Fragrant and floral on the nose. Plenty of zest and energy on the palate. Smooth, velvety texture. Tannins plentiful but polished. Clean and digeste with a persistent, palate-cleansing finish. Drink 2026 – 2045.

96 James Suckling – (December 2021)
Gorgeous aromas of currants, crushed stones, blackberries and flowers. Full-bodied with refined tannins that are long and very polished. Creamy texture. It goes on for minutes. Lovely energy and sophistication to this. Try after 2026.

93-94 James Suckling – (Juni 2020)
Rich, layered red with lots of ripe fruit and creamy, round tannins. Yet, it’s fresh and refined at the same time. Flavorful finish. Ripe and solid. Equal to the 2018 in quality.

95+ Jeb Dunnuck - (April 2022)
Coming in close to equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with just a splash of Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Château Beychevelle shows a classic Saint-Julien purity and finesse-driven style as well as notes of red and blue fruits, sappy flowers, tobacco, and chalky minerality. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, I love its overall balance and purity of fruit, it has silky tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. This wine always has upfront appeal, but the 2019 will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and should have 30 years of overall longevity.

95-97 Yohan Castaign – (Juni 2020)

95-97 Jeff Leve – (Juni 2020)

98 Terre de Vins – (Juni 2020)

Les vins de 2019 ont de très belles couleurs, un fruité net et frais, des degrés alcooliques plus modérés que le millésime précédent et leurs structures tanniques ont beaucoup de finesse et du fond. Les volumes récoltés ont permis une sélection très sérieuse -autour de 55% - afin de réaliser un Grand Vin dans la lignée de ses prédécesseurs. Philippe Blanc qui fête cette année son vingt-cinquième millésime au Château Beychevelle est très confiant que 2019 ajoutera une nouvelle ligne à une série qualitative jamais rencontrée par le passé à Bordeaux et au Château Beychevelle.


De kwaliteitssprong is een feit. Beychevelle was altijd al gekend voor souplesse (met minder Cabernet Sauvignon in assemblage), maar blinkt hij nu ook “academisch” uit. Het terroir van Graves is beplant met 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc en 3% Petit Verdot tegen 9.000 wijnstokken per hectare die gemiddeld 35 jaar oud zijn. De vinificatie gebeurt parcellair in de nieuwe cuverie met conische inox cuves (sinds 2016), waar geen pomp meer aan te pas komt. Romain Ducolomb kwam over van Clinet als technisch directeur. Samen met Philippe Blanc verricht hij wonderen. Eric Boissenot is de oenoloog. Suntory en Pierre Castel zijn elk voor de helft eigenaar. Het wereldberoemd etiket met de drakar is iconisch. Chinezen kennen Beychevelle als de “dragon boat wine” en zijn er tuk op.

Château Beychevelle est un prestigieux Cru Classé à l’âme forgée par trois siècles d’histoire. Sous Henri II, Beychevelle fut le fief des ducs d’Epernon. Le premier d’entre eux, Jean-Louis Nogaret de La Valette, grand amiral de France, est à l’origine du nom du Domaine. Selon la légende, les navires passant devant son château devaient baisser leurs voiles en signe d’allégeance, d’où le nom de Beychevelle : baisse voile. Edifié en 1757, le château Beychevelle figure toujours parmi les fleurons du Bordelais. L’élégance de son architecture se reflète dans ses vins, résultat d’une recherche constante de l’équilibre entre puissance et raffinement. La politique de respect de l’environnement et de la santé humaine menée depuis plusieurs années lui a valu dès 2005 une qualification au titre de « l’Agriculture Raisonnée » et une attestation de conformité au cahier des charges «Terra Vitis ».