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Château Beychevelle 1996

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£1,380 Incl. VAT & DP£920 Incl. VAT & DP1 Imperial (6l) |
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    Parker : 86 / 100
    J. Robinson : 17 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    The 1996 Beychevelle was served from double magnum at the property. The nose is fully mature with touches of mushroom, leather and sous-bois, though not quite as complex as say the 1996 Ducru Beaucaillou. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, though it is not as refined or as nuanced as its peers. This is from a period where I think that Beychevelle was not firing on all cylinders and I have been scathing with my reviews in the past. Even here it lags behind its peers, something that I feel has been rectified in recent vintages by Philippe Blanc and his team. Tasted July 2016.
    BordeauxSaint-Julien
    Alcohol
    13

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Petit Verdot

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Conventional viticulture

    J. Robinson
    17

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Wine Spectator
    87

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Medoc

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Julien

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Beychevelle

    Classification
    4e cru classe

    Parker
    86

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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