Bordeaux

Beychevelle 2012 1500ml

$717.00
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The price is sometimes distorted by the appeal of the Chinese dragon on the label, but this fourth growth is rarely less than reliable. The 2012 is made in a classic style, with elegant, leafy fruit, some tobacco spice, refreshing acidity and enough tannin and structure to age. The freshness of the wine is very attractive. Drink: 2020-30 Read more
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92 POINTS
Tim Atkin

The price is sometimes distorted by the appeal of the Chinese dragon on the label, but this fourth growth is rarely less than reliable. The 2012 is made in a classic style, with elegant, leafy fruit, some tobacco spice, refreshing acidity and enough tannin and structure to age. The freshness of the wine is very attractive. Drink: 2020-30

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92 POINTS
James Suckling

This shows an outstanding density of fruit with currant, blueberry and raspberry character. Full-bodied, compressed and tight. Fine tannins. Better in 2017.

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91 POINTS
Jane Anson - New Bordeaux

Melted tannins, plenty of autumnal raspberry puree, blackberry, tobacco leaf and cigar. The fruit feels a breath under full ripeness, but this has signature St Julien finesse at 10 years old.

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90 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

Philippe Blanc is a winemaker in the ascendency in Saint Julien and he has crafted some lovely Beychevelle wines recently. The Grand Vin is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 27 September until 18 October (16 days picking) and it is being raised in 50% new oak. It has a ripe, rounded, quite generous bouquet with floral, crushed violet scents developing in the glass. The palate has quite a surprising grip on the entry. The IPT of 75 makes its mark - there is real backbone to this Beychevelle and it could be one of the longer-lasting Saint Julien wines. Graphite and a touch of dried herbs on the classic finish show that this could be one of the 2012 worth allocating a berth in your cellar. Tasted April 2013.

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Winemakers Note

Beychevelle, land of wines and legends Just like fine wines, legends invite us to dream and unleash all sorts of emotions within us. At Beychevelle, legends abound and are at the heart of the identity of this 4th Grand Cru Classé of 1855: one can think first of the origin of its name and emblem which were created in homage to its 17th century owner, the first Duke of Epernon, Grand Admiral of France. There is also this majestic bicentennial cedar tree that stands at the entrance of the property and watches over the vineyards. We can also mention the historical representations of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, alias Molière... For centuries, the lands of Beychevelle, which span 250 hectares, including 90 hectares of vines, have been a deep and unlimited source of inspiration for the creation of the Grand Vin.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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