2021 Beychevelle Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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REVIEWS

DC 94 JL 94 VN 94 JA 93 JD 93 JS 92 WA 92
DC 94

Decanter, April 2022

Darkly herbal, spiced and perfumed nose. Supple, fruity, forward and lively, this has an initial vivacious and pulsing energy that settles giving some green pepper, eucalyptus and cedar notes as well as liquorice and...
JL 94

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2024

Flowers, tobacco, spice, currants and black raspberries define the aromatic profile. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, almost light on its feet with sweet black currants, peppery cherries, chewy blackberries, dark...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2024

The 2021 Beychevelle is elegant, understated and classy. Medium in body and less overt than most recent years, the 2021 is impeccably balanced from start to finish. Dark-toned fruit, gravel, menthol, licorice, spice and...
JA 93

janeanson.com, May 2024

Soft ruby rose in colour, fresh acidities, this is clearly a challenging vintage, well handled with gentle and fine tannic frame, raspberry and redcurrant fruits, clear tobacco leaf and smoked earth, edges of tumeric and...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, April 2024

(93+ points) Clearly a star in the vintage, the 2021 Château Beychevelle is showing even better from bottle than barrels, revealing a dense purple hue as well as gorgeous notes of crème de cassis, spicy oak, smoked...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 91-92 points) Blueberry and some chocolate and berry character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fresh, medium finish.
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2024

(92+ points) The 2021 Beychevelle opens in the glass with notes of sweet berry compote, plums and creamy new oak, followed by a medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate with an unusually sweet core of fruit for the vintage...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2021
Size 1.5L
Closure Cork

The 2021 Beychevelle Bordeaux Blend, produced in the St Julien sub-region of Bordeaux, France, boasts a harmonious and balanced profile. This wine, a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc, has been met with consistent praise from reviewers, reflecting its complexity and potential.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it a score of 92+ points, describing it as opening with "notes of sweet berry compote, plums and creamy new oak," with a "medium to full-bodied, fleshy palate" and a "vanillin-inflected finish" (William Kelley, 2/9/2024).

Jane Anson awarded it a 93, noting its "soft ruby rose in colour" and highlighting the "fresh acidities" amidst a "gentle and fine tannic frame." She remarked on the flavors of "raspberry and redcurrant fruits," along with "tobacco leaf and smoked earth," suggesting it has "St Julien balance and charm" (Jane Anson, 5/28/2024).

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com rated it even higher at 94, pointing out its "flowers, tobacco, spice, currants and black raspberries" on the nose and a palate that is "medium-bodied, almost light on its feet" with "sweet black currants, peppery cherries, chewy blackberries, dark chocolate and a touch of refreshing spearmint" (Jeff Leve, 3/9/2024).

Jeb Dunnuck also gave it a 93+ score, praising it as "clearly a star in the vintage" with "gorgeous notes of crème de cassis, spicy oak, smoked tobacco, and iron." He emphasized its "concentrated, layered mouthfeel" and "beautiful overall balance," predicting it will evolve well over the next two decades (Jeb Dunnuck, 4/3/2024).

Vinous' Antonio Galloni rated it at 94, describing it as "elegant, understated and classy," with a "medium body" and "impeccably balanced from start to finish." He noted its "dark-toned fruit, gravel, menthol, licorice, spice and new oak" (Antonio Galloni, 2/27/2024).

Finally, Decanter also scored it 94, lauding its "darkly herbal, spiced and perfumed nose" and "supple, fruity, forward and lively" character. They appreciated its "silky and fine" tannins and "structure and backbone" (Decanter, 4/1/2022).

Overall, the 2021 Beychevelle Bordeaux Blend is a well-balanced, complex wine with significant aging potential, making it a noteworthy addition to any cellar.