2005 Chateau Beychevelle Grand Vin Saint-Julien
$549.99 price per bottle
It did not rain a single day during the vintage. Grape quality was superb, with exceptional sugarlevels in both Merlot and Cabernet. Initial tastings when the wine was run off were extremelypromising, showing very intense color with plenty of fruit and body.
47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
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.