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|Bottled by:||Château Beychevelle, 33250 Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, Frankreich|
|Alcoholic Strength:||12,5% , 13%|
|Fill Level:||Ums - upper-mid-shoulder|
|Label:||Dirty, but legible label|
Powerful, generous wines thanks to an extremely hot summer. The heat at harvest time was so intense that pasteurisation was recommended by some official sources. At Mouton they were adding blocks of ice to the fermentation tanks to cool the must. The wines are faulty by todays standards if analysed, but what great wines were produced in 1947!! The best wines have a fantastic concentration of ripe fruit and softer tannins than 1945. The hot fermentation temperatures led to high levels of volatile acidity, however this has probably helped to make the wines last so long. The superstars of the vintage are the legendary Cheval Blanc and the extremely rare Lafleur. Particularly the right bank produced massive wines that in most cases are still sensational. Mouton is probably the best wine in the Médoc.