laying-down2005 Ch. Beychevelle, St Julien

Product: 2005-0750-00-8007528
  • The Wine Advocate
  • For laying down


Best Beychevelle any of us at Berrys has ever tasted. This has a vivid and attractive nose of raspberries and apples, and what it loses in power, compared to some of the 2005s we have tasted, it gains in finesse. A silky texture and fresh creamy red fruit flavours provide a crisp, concentrated wine. The blend is made up of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot, which is unusually high Merlot for the region. The 2004 is glorious now but showed poorly last year, so maybe the 2005 will be even better a year down the line. And let's be honest, it's so good now it is a risk well worth taking.

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{maturity-text}For laying down{maturity-text}
[]The Wine Advocate:: 93/100
{ratings} {***}
Bottle Price 75cl $1,125.00