2021 Beychevelle Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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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, December 2023

The firm frame is a little austere, but there is finesse here, gentle campfire smoke. Blueberry and rasberry, edges of creamy fruit as it heads towards the mid palate, impressive within the vintage, clear smoke, clove 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...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region St Julien
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

The 2021 Beychevelle is a Bordeaux Blend hailing from the renowned wine region of St Julien in Bordeaux, France. This red wine exudes elegance and sophistication, showcasing the expertise of the winemakers at Beychevelle. With a deep and layered character, it captivates the senses from the moment it is poured into the glass.

On the nose, the 2021 Beychevelle offers a tantalizing bouquet of sweet berries and plums, intertwined with the enticing aromas of cigar wrapper and fresh mint. This aromatic symphony invites you to delve deeper into the wine, discovering its true essence.

Medium to full-bodied, this wine caresses the palate with its fine-boned structure and velvety texture. The powdery tannins add a delightful touch, while lively acids bring vibrancy and freshness to the overall profile. As you savor each sip, a saline finish leaves a lasting impression, enhancing the wine's complexity and balance.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the 2021 Beychevelle an impressive score of 94 points, describing it as a "strong effort" that improved with each tasting. Other critics, such as Jane Anson, Jeff Leve, Jeb Dunnuck, James Suckling, Vinous, and Decanter, also praised this wine for its finesse, balance, and potential.

The blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Cabernet Franc creates a harmonious composition, showcasing the unique characteristics of each grape variety. The grapes were carefully harvested from September 25 to October 11, resulting in optimal ripeness and flavor development.

To fully appreciate the 2021 Beychevelle, it is recommended to cellar it for a few years to allow it to evolve and reach its full potential. However, if you can't resist the temptation, this wine can be enjoyed now, especially when paired with rich and flavorful dishes.

In conclusion, the 2021 Beychevelle is an exceptional red wine that exemplifies the elegance and complexity of Bordeaux. With its deep layers of flavor, refined structure, and accolades from esteemed critics, it is a wine that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on any wine enthusiast.