Château Beychevelle

Château Beychevelle
€463.03
Content: 0.75 Liter (€617.37 * / 1 Liter)

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  • 0.75 Liter
  • RW10990
Product information "Château Beychevelle"
Vintage: 1947
Land: France
Region: Saint Julien
Producer: CHâteau Beychevelle
Bottled by: Château Beychevelle, 33250 Saint-Julien-Beychevelle, Frankreich
Type: red
Alcoholic Strength: 12,5% , 13%
Fill Level: Ums - upper-mid-shoulder
Label: Dirty, but legible label
Grape Variety
62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Description
Our comment on
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.