Château Beychevelle 2020
Appellation - St Julien
Owner - Castel and Suntory
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot
Second wine – Amiral de Beychevelle
Annual production – 500,000 bottles
"Deep purple-black colored, the 2020 Beychevelle offers up vibrant notes of black raspberries, fresh black cherries and cassis, plus hints of wild sage, chocolate mint, rose hip tea and fallen leaves, with an exotic hint of Indian spices. The medium to full-bodied palate offers layers of crunchy black fruits with a firm, grainy texture and just enough freshness, finishing long and perfumed. 2026 - 2046"
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, May 2021