2009 Chateau Beychevelle

Year: 2009
Appellation: Saint-Julien
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 93
Vinous Media: 91+
Jeff Leve: 92
Red Wine
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"This has the dark, winey cassis bush and roasted plum fruit of the appellation, but steps up the integration and length, with racy Linzer torte and graphite notes and a lovely tobacco-filled finish supported by mouthwatering acidity. Best from 2014 through 2026." (WS)

"The finest Beychevelle since the 2003 and probably since the 1982, Beychevelle’s 2009 is opaque purple in color, with a beautiful, floral nose intermixed with black currant fruit, licorice, cedar wood and Christmas fruitcake. Full-bodied yet still elegant and pure, this wine has velvety tannins, a broad, savory mouthfeel, and a very long finish. There is plenty of tannin behind the extravagant fruit, glycerin and texture of this wine, but it is largely concealed. This wine could actually turn out to be even better than my relatively conservative tasting note. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2042." (WA)

"($100) Bright ruby. Aromas of dark berries, licorice, bitter chocolate and menthol, with a hint of leather. Densely packed, pliant and glossy, with strong acidity and an herbal element buffering the wine's sweetness. The lightly herbal quality carries through on the long finish, which features dusty tannins and noteworthy energy. A very strong vintage for this property." (IWC)

"2009 Beychevelle offers spice, cedar, cassis, oak, and black raspberry aromas. Full bodied, with soft tannins, the wine ends with a dark berry finish. Beychevelle is one of the few non First Growths popular in the Asian market, in part because of the wine’s logo. The image shows a boat that was used to ferry barrels of Bordeaux. In China, the boat is called a Dragon boat, a symbol of good luck. June 16, 2010, marked the official date of the Dragon Boat festival in China. It is possible that was the same day 2009 Beychevelle was offered as a future." (JL)


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