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2005 Ch. Beychevelle, St Julien

Ch. Beychevelle, St Julien
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.Château Beychevelle

Parker The Wine Advocate
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Ch. Beychevelle, St Julien
While this is a strong effort from a property that too often does not live up to its pedigree, I had hoped the 2005 Beychevelle would merit an even higher score. A deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by a sweet perfume of roasted herbs, black cherries, and even blacker fruits. The wine is medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin, good acidity, and a fruitcake-like spiciness and earthiness. Pure and long with a tannic clout that is neither intrusive nor excessive.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 2008

Parker The Wine Advocate
90/100 91/100
Ch. Beychevelle, St Julien
The Château Beychevelle 2005 has a comparatively rich and opulent bouquet, which is quite unexpected, offering with sensual, ripe black cherry and boysenberry fruit, fresh mint and licorice. It has retained that pastille-like purity. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, good acidity, dense black fruit laced with white pepper, building gently but never quite achieving the sophistication of some of the other Saint Julien 2005s. To be honest, I was expecting a little more from this and prefer the 2009 and 2010 from winemaker Philippe Blanc.
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate - Feb 2015

Parker The Wine Advocate
90/100 91/100
Ch. Beychevelle, St Julien
Product: 90
Maturity: Drink 2017-2030 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2005
Origin: France » Bordeaux » St Julien Map of the region
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, 13% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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Parker The Wine Advocate
90/100 91/100
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