We hit Beychevelle at a fragrant, gentle moment in its evolution.
HOT LOT 93 Points WE – 2005 Chateau Beychevelle
WHO: Chateau Beychevelle
WHAT: Red Bordaux Blend
WHERE: France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien
SIZE: 750 ml
MINIMUM BID INCREMENT: $10
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Very much in an elegant style, this wine shows soft, almost velvet tannins supporting the ripe fruit. It has richness, a round character masking the dense texture, and setting off the clean red berry fruits and fresh acidity.
92 Points, Wine & Spirits
We hit Beychevelle at a fragrant, gentle moment in its evolution. With a few hours of air, the wine was a lithe beauty, its cool red fruit giving a soft, sculpted feel. My notes are all about elegance, finesse and restraint-similar to the harmony this showed en primeur. With another day of air, the power of the tannins shows more directly, tarry and strong enough to sustain this wine for a decade or more.
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The winning bidder will be asked to pay directly to the Hillel Foundation at Indiana University, “Find Lauren Fund.” The Hillel Foundation at Indiana University is a 501(c)(3) charity with a dedicated fund. Palate Press: The online wine magazine will not collect any proceeds as part of this auction. The buyer will also pick up the wine at, or pay shipping from, Zachy’s in New York City.