Ch Beychevelle 2022
4e Grand Cru Classé
€ 96.20/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Neil Martin – 95-97/100
The 2022 Beychevelle was picked between 12-29 September at 36hL/ha,
matured in 70% new oak. It has an intense bouquet with black cherries,
blueberry and touches of cassis and violet. Not as ostentatious as some
other Saint-Julien wines at this early stage, but delineated, and it positively
brims with energy. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit
framed by beautifully-sculpted tannins. The 2022 is very harmonious,
satin-like in texture, and gently fans out toward the finish. It ends up being
one of the most seductive Beychevelles I have tasted from barrel, one not
to be overlooked. Chapeau, Mr. White! 14.08% alcohol.
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate – 92-94/100
Unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cherries and cassis mingled with hints of violets and licorice, framed by creamy new oak, the 2022 Beychevelle is medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, with a fleshy core of fruit framed by rich, unusually suave and polished tannins in the context of recent vintages at this address. It’s a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, with a pH of 3.85, quite typical for this address.